Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Thu, 12/20/2012

Teeth whitening is an excellent way to brighten your smile, but unfortunately your results will not last forever. Over time, your teeth may become stained again. However, by taking the proper steps after your teeth whitening procedure, you can maintain your results for years to come.

One of the most important things you can do to maintain your teeth whitening results is to limit the staining agents you consume. The following foods and beverages have the greatest impact on the brightness of your smile:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Colas
  • Red wine
  • Sugary snacks and drinks

When you do consume dark beverages which tend to stain your teeth, drink them through a straw. This will limit your front teeth’s exposure to the drink and will help prolong your teeth whitening results.

Quitting smoking is another great way to maximize the duration of your teeth whitening results. The nicotine, tar, and other chemical additives in cigarettes will stain your teeth rapidly, diminishing the effectiveness of your whitening procedure.

A good oral hygiene regimen can also help you maintain your teeth whitening results. Make sure you brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day. You should also visit our Wilson dental office at least twice a year for professional teeth cleanings. Our dentists can remove many surface stains during these cleanings in order to help keep your smile dazzling and bright for years to come.

Please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles today to schedule your teeth whitening consultation. We serve patients in Goldsboro and Wilson, North Carolina.