Naturally, since you’ve undergone an artificial treatment – even if it doesn’t involve any sort of surgical procedure at all – there are no guarantees that your now white teeth would remain white for the rest of your life. And that’s why it’s important to do everything you can to retain the effect of the teeth whitening treatment you had undergone.
First, always remember to brush your teeth. You’re not excused this time so no more slacking! You can’t just brush your teeth only in the mornings. Now, you have to brush your teeth at least every after meal and of course before you sleep and after you wake up. This is not just to retain the whitening effects of the treatments – it’s also to retain your friends because who in his right mind could tolerate having a friend with bad breath?
Floss! It’s a hygienic habit that sadly, only a few people had come to pick. Flossing your teeth is as equally important as brushing your teeth because it removes the dirt that a toothbrush is unable to reach. And before you ask what clean teeth have to do with your white teeth, believe me, it’s very much related so complain no more and just do what I say!
Avoid nicotine, softdrinks and other food or drink that could cause teeth discoloration. If you’re a chain smoker, think of it this way. Quitting smoking would be like killing two birds with one stone – not only would you be able to make your white teeth last longer, you’ll also be able to make your life last just a little bit longer! And when it comes to softdrinks, well, haven’t you heard of diabetes?! There’s no cure to that so avoid softdrinks and just be satisfied with your bright smile!
Continue using products such as whitening floss, mouth rinse, whitening strips and whitening toothpastes to make the whiteness of your teeth last longer. Definitely, it’s a cheaper method rather than letting it deteriorate once more until you have to undergo another teeth whitening treatment once more. When it comes to whitening toothpastes, you need not use it everyday. The same goes with mouth rinse and whitening floss. With whitening strips, you’re advise to use it every after meal and let it stick for half an hour or so.
Schedule regular check ups with your dentist. This is not your mother in law we’re talking about so there’s no reason why you have to avoid him! And don’t make it an annual or semi-annual visit because that’s not what I mean!
Source by Michael N.