Everyone knows how much of a difference a big smile of pearly whites can make. Whether the new acquaintance be personal or professional, leaving a positive impact on people is important.
Although it may seem superficial to some, the truth is that there tends to be some judgment made based off of appearance alone. If you want to project a confident image, then you should look the part, starting with your smile!
Whiter Teeth can make a Difference
Ever since modern whitening applications have been available, people have opted to receive them in astounding numbers. The appeal of clean, sparkly teeth, especially when those results now occur virtually instantaneously, is highly desired by many for obvious reasons.
There are indeed a number of at-home whitening alternatives, but none of which compare to an in-office appointment. Dentists have tools unavailable to the general public which can deep-clean and whiten your teeth better than over-the-counter strips or pastes can.
Once you’ve visited your dentist to have your whites brightened, you’re likely going to want to do what you can to make those results last. Here is how to do that!
Keep your Teeth Whiter for Longer
Stick to your oral hygiene regimen
This is as simple and effective as it gets for maintaining that shiny, enamel luster. Brush, floss, and use mouthwash at least twice a day to keep stain-causing germs at bay.
Don’t smoke and keep coffee consumption to a minimum
People who smoke and drink coffee represent a large percentage of teeth whitening patients. If you are one of them, it may be a good idea to kick the habit now. Besides, your body will be very thankful for the health-conscious switch!
Avoid staining foods
Any foods and fluids that are rich in pigment (like berries and red wine) have the ability to stain not only the surface of your teeth, but the layers below the surface as well.
Keep current on your dental check-ups
We cannot stress this enough. Bi-annual visits to your dentist are not only good for keeping that smile bright, but also preventing harmful oral health conditions like gum disease and gingivitis from developing.
Whitening touch up
Sometimes despite your best efforts your teeth may pick up stain over time. But don’t let this dissuade you from whitening your teeth. Ask your dentist for a whitening touch up kit and have the freedom to lighten your smile at home whenever you feel the need.
For whiter teeth, a healthy mouth should be your number one priority. Reap the benefits of your next in-office whitening treatment for years to come by taking care of what you were born with!