5 Teeth Whitening Tips

5 Teeth Whitening Tips

Almost everyone wants a whiter and brighter smile, but not everyone knows how to whiten teeth to get the best results in the shortest amount of time. Here at Smile Workshop Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, we offer advanced teeth whitening services to give you quick and remarkably bright teeth whitening results.

Be sure to implement the below 5 teeth whitening tips for the best results.

1) Avoid Consuming Foods or Beverages That Can Stain Your Teeth

To keep your teeth looking their whitest, both before and after professional teeth whitening services in Texas, you should avoid eating or drinking anything that can stain your teeth. Some culprits known to stain teeth include:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Red wine
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Tomato sauce
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Gelatin
  • Fruit juice
  • Dark soda

If you do consume these foods or beverages, try to limit them and rinse your mouth with plain water when you’re finished. For beverages that are known to stain teeth, drink through a straw.

2) Quit Smoking if You Smoke

Chewing tobacco or smoking cigarettes can make the enamel on your teeth more prone to staining. This can happen quickly after beginning to use nicotine products, giving your teeth a yellowish or brown tint.

3) Avoid or Limit Foods Containing Sugar

Foods containing sugar may interact with bacteria in your mouth producing acid. This acid not only can cause you to lose tooth enamel (the hard surface of your tooth), but it can also lead teeth to yellow. Sugary foods and beverages also increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Therefore, try to eliminate processed or refined sugary foods and beverages, such as those found in pre-packaged snacks, sodas, ice cream, and candy as much as possible. Keep in mind that citrus, dried foods, and other acidic foods and beverages can harm your teeth, so consider consuming those in moderation.

As a reminder, be sure to drink plenty of water during, and especially after eating to wash away residual food particles and bacteria, and promote saliva production.

4) Get Professional Teeth Whitening for Optimal, Faster Results

The teeth whitening treatment you receive from a dentist consists of a professional-strength solution. This means you can expect whiter, brighter teeth whitening results than you would from a drugstore bleach kit. What’s more, the dentist applies special agents to reduce teeth sensitivity, which you can sometimes experience with over-the-counter teeth whitening kits.

In addition to getting whiter results, you also have much faster whitening when you have your teeth whitened by a dentist versus using an at-home kit. Dental offices not only use stronger peroxide solutions, but they can also apply heat, light, or both to intensify and speed up the professional teeth whitening effects.

5) Have Your Teeth Cleaned at a Dental Office Regularly

Getting regular professional tooth cleaning twice a year can help your teeth continue to look their whitest. A dental hygienist will scrape away plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth and make your teeth dull.

Book Your Professional Teeth Whitening at Smile Workshop Family Dentistry and Orthodontics

Experience a whiter and brighter smile by getting your teeth professionally whitened at Smile Workshop Family Dentistry and Orthodontics. To learn more about whitening treatments and FREE whitening for life, give us a call at 1-888-833-8404 and book an appointment today.

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