Keep Your Teeth White After Whitening

Having your teeth professionally whitened is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Surveys show that 80% of Americans want whiter teeth, and believe that their confidence would improve from such procedures. With so many people whitening Teeth Whiteningtheir teeth, there is plenty of information out there on the procedure itself. But how do you keep your teeth white after a whitening session?

What causes the stains I see on my teeth? 
Before you can understand how to keep your teeth white, you must understand what causes stains to appear in the first place. While genetics can play a role in discolored teeth, outside elements are usually the culprit. There are many things that are notorious for staining your teeth. Drinking significant amounts of cola products, coffee or tea causes staining. Smoking is also a leading cause of tooth stains, and can cause your teeth to lose whiteness faster after a whitening session. Aging is a natural cause of tooth discoloration, as the outside enamel layer of the tooth wears thin over time, allowing the yellow-colored layer underneath, called dentin, to be more visible. Some diseases or medications can also cause the teeth to stain.

How can I keep my teeth white after having them professionally whitened?
The easiest way to keep your teeth white is to avoid the things that make them yellow. Consider quitting smoking and decreasing the amount of dark colored liquids in your diet. Since those things are usually part of hard-to-break habits for most people, brushing or rinsing immediately after consuming those products can aid in keeping stains at bay. After a professional whitening procedure, at-home touch-up treatments also ensure that your teeth stay white for as long as possible.

Whether you want to schedule a whitening session or are seeking help in keeping your teeth white after whitening, it is easy with the help of Dentistry With A Smile in Fall River, MA. Call (508) 672-6471 to schedule your appointment today!