If you’re about to have your teeth professionally whitened — or you just tend to get heavy stain buildup — there are a few things you can do to help reduce the amount of discoloration on your enamel. Most are fairly straightforward and easy to follow, helping you enjoy brighter teeth that are easier to maintain.
- Schedule Regular Cleanings
Having your teeth cleaned and polished every six months will remove superficial stains to reveal brighter enamel. Allowing that buildup to set on your smile for too long will give it time to soak into the tiny pores inside your teeth.
- Limit Your Dark Liquids and Foods
Things like tomato sauces, curries, tea, coffee, soda, etc. will lead to faster stain accumulation on your teeth (especially immediately after a whitening treatment.) Try to opt for white sauces or drink through a straw to limit the contact time ingredients have with your teeth.
- Drink Plenty of Water
Water helps to cleanse your mouth every time you drink. So, keep a hydro flask handy and sip away!
- Invest in an Electric Toothbrush
Using a powered toothbrush will get your teeth cleaner, faster. The extra brushing action isn’t just great for healthier gums, it will help limit stain accumulation between your checkups with our Port Melbourne dentist.
- Touch Up a Few Times Per Year
Plan to touch up your smile after every checkup, when your teeth are their cleanest. If you ever run out of whitening gel to use in your trays, you can stop by PMD Dental Care to get a refill. Our professional grade products are stronger and safer than what you can buy online or over the counter.
Remember, everyone’s teeth have a natural yellow undertone to them. But if yours are dark enough that it’s causing embarrassment, it’s time to talk to PMD Dental Care about how we can help.