What’s the best way to keep my smile bright after professional whitening?
At Ohana Dental, we love to see the delighted reactions of our patients who have had their teeth professionally whitened. With results of up to six shades brighter, it’s no wonder the process has such transformative effects!
Now you want to maintain the results for as long as possible, and there are several ways to do so:
- Avoid foods and drinks that deposit stains on your teeth. It’s a long list, but a few notorious culprits are red wine, coffee, dark teas, blueberries and blackberries, tomato sauce, Balsamic vinegar, and curries.
- Commit to excellent oral hygiene. Plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth dulls your bright smile, so be sure to brush twice a day and floss once to keep your teeth shiny clean.
- Schedule routine hygiene appointments. At-home oral hygiene is essential and goes hand in hand with professional cleanings. Having your teeth cleaned every six months helps maintain the sparkle.
- Quit smoking. It’s as simple as that; you can’t smoke and expect to maintain a bright smile, and now you have one more reason to quit!
We’re pleased to offer both in-office and take-home Zoom! whitening treatments at our Midland Park, NJ dental office and would be happy to help you choose which is right for you. Please call our dental office to arrange an appointment to get started.