3 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Getting Your Teeth Whitened
Teeth whitening in our Tacoma, WA dental office provides our patients with consistent, dramatic results that are far better than over-the-counter whitening treatments available at the local drugstore. Dentists have access to higher strength whitening gel that penetrates tooth enamel and eliminates stains that have formed deep below the surface.
Once you have invested in professional teeth whitening, you want to do everything you can to protect it. Here are three things you should avoid to keep your teeth as white as possible.
#1—Skip the Red Wine
One of the most staining beverages you can drink is red wine. In the days immediately following teeth whitening, it’s best to skip the Cabernet to keep from restaining your teeth. Although the whitening process is safe, it temporarily dehydrates your teeth, so they are more susceptible to stains right after the procedure. Keep this in mind as you make beverage choices.
#2—Pass on the Curry
If you’ve ever gotten curry sauce onto a white tablecloth—or perhaps on your white shirt—you know the stain is there to stay. Imagine what this colorful sauce can do to your teeth—especially in those vulnerable few days after you have had them whitened.
#3—Just Say No to Tobacco
Tobacco products aren’t good for your overall health, and they can also wreak havoc on your teeth. Smoking cigarettes is one of the quickest ways to turn your dazzling smile yellow again.
If you would like to quit smoking, you can find resources here. You can also talk to us, and we can help steer you in the right direction with a number of valuable resources.
Find out more about making your smile whiter—and keeping it that way—by contacting our Tacoma, WA dental office about teeth whitening. In just one appointment, your smile can be many shades whiter and brighter. Call us today!