Teeth whitening is a wonderful finishing touch to any healthy and restored smile. Whether you have just completed a smile makeover or you are planning on attending a special event and are worried about discoloration in your otherwise healthy smile, Al Berger, DDS near Bayport, NY will provide patients with optimal tooth whitening solutions. However, if you also care for your teeth whitening treatment properly, you can see it last for a very long time afterward.
As your dentist near Bayport, Dr. Berger will not provide teeth whitening unless your smile is healthy. This is actually a benefit of teeth whitening, but it also is one of the steps you must take to care for your teeth whitening treatment too. After all, a twice annual cleaning and checkup leaves you with a brighter smile. Imagine the results if you start your checkup with an already dazzling grin.
What else do you need to do to best care for your teeth whitening treatment? Consider these tips from Dr. Berger:
Skip the red wine, cola, coffee, tea and tobacco. Many of us end up with discolored teeth because of lifestyle habits. Smoking is a major health threat, but it also stains the teeth to such a level that they may be hard to whiten. If you wish to extend the lifespan of your teeth whitening, forgo the cigarette and chew some tooth whitening gum instead.
Skip the sugary foods too. Not only can you put on weight and have more frequent bouts of bad breath when you have a diet that is high in sugar (even sugar from processed foods like white bread) but you also boost your chances at tooth decay and discoloration. If you want a sweet that won’t stain, chomp on an apple as it scrubs the teeth and gives energy.
Don’t skip the regular oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing each day is a good way to maintain and care for whitening. Using the right products helps too. Whitening pastes and rinses, and even whitening flosses are all good for your cause. Don’t forget to brush after any meal or snack as this cleans the teeth and prevents staining.
If you have additional questions about how to care for your teeth whitening treatment, or you have questions about other treatments mentioned, give us a call at our office near Bayport, NY at 631-589-2600. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.
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