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Looking After Your Teeth After Whitening

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Getting your teeth whitened is easily the most effective method of having an absolutely radiant smile. And what you do during the first 48 hours after you leave are crucial for keeping your teeth white and protecting your investment. There are certain things you should be doing and others you need to avoid in the days and weeks following your treatment. So if you want to reduce staining and ensure your pearly whites stay pearly white, here’s how you should be looking after your freshly whitened teeth.

Continue Oral Hygiene Routine

Unfortunately, some people think they don’t need to brush or floss as much because their teeth look so much whiter and brighter in the mirror. But not only does this expose you to increased plaque, but stains can also decrease the whiteness of your teeth much faster. Keeping up with your oral hygiene routine of immediate teeth cleaning is imperative if you want to prolong the effect of your whitening treatment for as long as possible.

So, to ensure your teeth keep looking brilliantly white, you should be brushing three times each day after meals to remove any surface stains. You should also be flossing thoroughly at least once a day to reduce the build-up of plaque. If your teeth seem to be more sensitive than usual after the whitening treatment, try using dental products that are specifically for sensitive teeth. Just remember to stay away from any coloured toothpaste and mouthwash, as they can actually increase stains on your teeth.

Avoid Damaging Foods

While there is a wide variety of food and beverages we consume that can negatively affect the colour of our teeth normally, whitened teeth are even more susceptible to becoming stained. So stay away from them for at least 48 hours after your whitening procedure. Most of the foods that are known to cause staining are usually either sour, greasy, or darkly coloured. By avoiding the following foods, you can help ensure your teeth remain white longer.

Food to avoid includes acidic fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges, citrus fruits like mangoes, plums, and kiwifruits, as well as dark fruits like pigmented berries, and colourful vegetables like tomatoes, spinach, carrots, and pomegranates. You should also avoid using any colourful spices like curry, turmeric, or paprika with your meals, as well as dark-coloured condiments like balsamic vinegar or soy sauce, and any red pasta sauces like barbecue sauce and tomato sauce. Finally, stay away from red meat, milk, sweets, dark chocolate, and coloured candy.

Avoid Staining Drinks

Just like the types of food above, it’s also important not to drink any beverages which can also cause significant damage or discolouration to the enamel of your teeth. This means avoiding any strongly coloured beverages such as tea, coffee, beer, soda, fruit juice, and of course red wine. Basically, you should be staying away from any food or drink that would cause a stain when accidentally spilled on your clothes.

If you simply cannot go without any of these beverages for the first 48 hours, at least drink them through a straw and immediately brush your teeth afterwards. The straw will help keep these liquids away whereas the brushing will diminish their contact with your teeth. While there’s obviously no guarantee this will completely eliminate stains, it will help prevent as much discolouration and staining as possible.

Cut Back On Tobacco Products

Not only is smoking bad for your health in general, but it’s also one of the quickest ways of reversing the effects of your whitening procedure. They don’t call them smoker’s teeth for nothing. The best way for smokers to fight the cravings and avoid tobacco for at least 48 hours after seeing your Teeth Whitening dentist is with either nicotine patches or vaping. Both of which are much better for your overall health as well as your teeth.

Final Thoughts

Having your teeth professionally whitened is not only a physically transformative process, but it can also seriously boost your self-confidence. So, following the guidelines listed above is only a small sacrifice for 48 hours to ensure your pearly whites have that natural shine for longer and your teeth whitening cost was worth it. Talk to the teeth whitening experts from Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic today to find out more about teeth cleaning and brightening.

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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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