- Keeping your teeth white is easy. Just read through these 7 tips and I am sure you will be able to keep your teeth pearly white for a long time after teeth whitening.
Follow a good dental hygiene routine
Brush your teeth at least twice daily and always before going to bed. Even better, brush them after every meal using a whitening toothpaste.
Flossing and using an antiseptic mouthwash on a daily basis, can also help.
Have a professional teeth cleaning and polishing every 6 months
Your dentist or dental Hygienist can remove many teeth stains caused by eating, drinking and smoking.
Brush your teeth immediately after eating food or drinking drinks that can stain your teeth
Tea, coffee, cola and sport drinks, red wine and tobacco are some of the most common teeth staining agents. Red fruit such as berries, pomegranes, beetroots, spinach, soya sauce and processed food containing artificial coloring also cause teeth staining.
Eat fruit and vegetables that need a lot of chewing
Crunchy food such as celery, apples, pears, carrots trigger lots of saliva and scrub the surface of your teeth as you chew.
Hard cheese also has a similar effect
All these crunchy foods are in effect acting like a toothbrush.
Eat strawberries and citrus fruit such as oranges or grapefruit.
They increase the production of saliva in your mouth and help keep your teeth clean and healthy
Eat dairy products including milk and yogourt
Calcium contributes to keeping teeth white, while lactic acid helps preventing tooth decay.
Rinse your teeth with water and chew sugar free chewing gum.
An especially useful trick when brushing your teeth is not possible.
Brushing your teeth, rinsing after meals and regular dental check-ups are vital in helping you maintain white and healthy teeth. A white teeth diet can certainly help but should not become an obsession.
In any case you should not worry too much.
If for whatever reason your teeth keep getting discolored, you can always repeat the teeth whitening treatment after a year.