Tips on Maintaining Your Bright New Smile after Teeth Whitening Services

Teeth Whitening in Sevierville

Whitening your teeth is an effective way to significantly boost the appearance of your smile. After going through a successful whitening treatment, you will likely want to preserve your results for as long as possible. A variety of lifestyle factors can impact the brightness of your teeth, but Dr. Rader is committed to helping you achieve and maintain a brilliant smile. Below, he shares a few tips for keeping your smile white.

Avoid Certain Foods and Beverages

Certain foods and beverages can stain your teeth and compromise your beautiful teeth whitening results. Items such as coffee, tea, berries, soy sauce, and red wine can lead to teeth discoloration over time.

Practice Good Hygiene

If you happen to consume food or drinks that are known to cause tooth staining, you may benefit from cleaning your teeth afterward. This includes brushing thoroughly with high-quality toothpaste as well as flossing to remove any food particles that may be left behind after brushing. Sometimes you may not have access to a toothbrush immediately after a stain-causing meal; in these cases, consider at least rinsing your mouth to avoid stains.

Quit Smoking

If you smoke or use tobacco, you may be at risk of tooth discoloration. Long-term use can give teeth a yellow, or even brownish appearance, with the severity depending on the duration and frequency of the habit. Consider quitting smoking to preserve your white smile.

Get Touch-Ups as Needed

Teeth whitening is not designed to be permanent; touch-ups may be necessary if you wish to have a bright smile at all times. Patients should also note that sometimes, tooth discoloration is unavoidable, such as in the following cases:

Genetics: The natural color of the teeth, as well as translucency, depends on genetics.

Aging: The tooth’s enamel tends to thin over the years, which makes it easier to see the naturally yellowish dentin within the teeth. This can make the teeth look more discolored as you get older.

Illness: Certain diseases are associated with discolored teeth, including celiac disease and calcium deficiency.

Additionally, you should be keeping up with your scheduled dental visits to ensure your shiny new smile remains as healthy as possible. Stains tend to cling to plaque, and regular cleanings effectively remove plaque and tartar which to gives your smile a boost and helps you avoid tooth decay and loss.

Teeth Whitening in Sevierville

A brighter smile awaits with Dr. Rader. Our team is passionate about enhancing the appearance of your smile and maintaining its health. Schedule your consultation today by requesting an appointment online or calling our office.