15th August 2023 3 Minutes read time

Maintaining Your Smile After Teeth Whitening Treatments

Picture it, you’ve just finished your teeth whitening treatment and it’s been successful! You now have a dazzling white smile you want to last forever.

But how do you look after your brand-new smile?

You’re in the right place! After having your treatments done, it’s important to maintain your results for as long as possible, so in this blog post, we’ll go over all of our top tips on how to keep those pearly whites shining after your teeth whitening treatment.

From learning about foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, to ways of keeping up your dental routine, we’ve got everything you need to know so you can stay confident in your teeth.

Use Sensitive Toothpaste For Sensitivity Issues

If you’ve recently undergone the process of whitening your teeth, it’s not uncommon to experience some sensitivity afterwards. But you shouldn’t let that stop you from maintaining your smile!

If you start to feel sensitivity in your teeth, we would recommend you use sensitive toothpaste to alleviate your discomfort. Filling your tray with sensitive toothpaste an hour before bed can help to eliminate any uncomfortable twinges and will keep your smile looking white!

The same can be said if you rub sensitive toothpaste onto the affected area before you brush. Taking care of your teeth right after a whitening treatment and using the right toothpaste can help you maintain your smile long into the future without any setbacks.

Avoid Foods That Could Stain Your Teeth

Unfortunately, after a teeth whitening treatment, you might have to forfeit some of your favourite foods!

Certain foods and drinks such as red wine, coffee, tea and acidic fruits such as oranges and lemons should be avoided for 1-2 weeks after your treatment.

Other foods that contain heavy colour pigments such as strawberries or chocolate should be avoided too as these stains could undo the hard work to get your whitened smile.

Opt for foods and drinks that are colourless or white such as cauliflower, chicken or still water.

Use Straws

One of the best tips we can give if you can’t live without your morning coffee is to drink it through a straw.

When you drink through a straw, the liquid shouldn’t touch your teeth, but there’s always a chance you get a coffee stain on your new smile so proceed with caution!

You can also use a straw for liquid foods such as soup which could either stain your teeth or could impact any sensitivity you might be experiencing after the whitening process.

Brush Regularly

This tip is self-explanatory for people who already look after their teeth, but in order to keep your pearly white smile shining bright, it’s even more important to keep brushing your teeth regularly.

For the first couple of weeks, you may want to consider brushing your teeth more often than your usual twice a day if you’re concerned you might end up staining your teeth from foods or just want to ensure you’re keeping on top of them.

You might also want to floss a little more often in the beginning in case any foods that have a high colour concentration get stuck in your teeth and cause staining.

Choose Top Ups

With teeth whitening treatments, maintaining your smile isn’t always enough, you may need a top-up every now and then to make sure your teeth stay white and you stay confident in your smile!

It’s also worth having regular check-ups with your dentist to see how your teeth are doing after the whitening process so you can get peace of mind that your teeth are healthy and white and that you’re doing everything you can to maintain your smile.

Are You Thinking About Getting Your Teeth Whitened? 

Are you tired of feeling awkward smiling in photos because your teeth aren’t as white as you want them to be? Teeth whitening could be the answer you’ve been looking for! 

Right now at The Barn Dental Clinic, we’re currently offering you the chance to feel more confident about the teeth whitening process with a free telephone consultation. During your free telephone consultation, you can talk to a member of the team, ask any questions you may have and have your worries put at ease. 

To arrange a free teeth whitening telephone consultation with a member of our team, call us at 01722414285 or email us at info@thebarndentalclinic.co.uk

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