How to Keep Your Teeth Stain-Free After Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is very effective and yields noticeable results right away. A good whitening can last as long as a year if you take proper care after the procedure. At Dental Studio 101, we have a few common recommendations for our patients to help them make the most of their whitening procedure.

Know the Common Teeth-Staining Culprits

The first thing you’ll need to do is identify certain food and drink that is more likely to stain your teeth. You don’t have to avoid these foods, but identifying them will help you take the right steps to avoid the after effects. The major culprits are:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Soft drinks
  • Juice
  • Berries
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Beets

Rinse After You Eat These Foods

If you want to minimize the impact of the above-mentioned foods rinse your mouth out after you eat.

Drink Through a Straw

This is an easy way to keep your favorite drinks from staining your nice white teeth. That’s because using a straw will keep the liquid away from the front of your teeth, which are the most visible.

Quit or Cut Back on Tobacco

Both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are the major culprits when it comes to staining your teeth. The ideal solution is to quit all together. You’ll not only look and feel better, but will also decrease your risk of cancer and heart disease. Even if you don’t quit, your teeth will stay whiter if you at least cut back as much as possible.

No Shortcuts in Your Daily Routine

Make sure your daily cleaning routine is thorough. That means brush, floss and rinse with a quality antibacterial mouthwash. This will help keep your teeth whiter for longer while fighting plaque and gum disease.

Is Whitening the Right Move For You?

Talk to your cosmetic dentist about whether whitening is a good option for you. If you are in the Scottsdale, Arizona area, feel free to get in touch with Dental Studio 101 at 480-488-4852.