Why do our teeth stain? There are many reasons that our white teeth turn yellow, dull or discolored. For some, it is due to injury or infection and for others it is due to habits like drinking a lot of coffee or smoking heavily. Fortunately, Eggleston Dental Care in Turlock, CA has a lot of solutions for those with stained or discolored teeth, including whitening. However, if you want to cut down on the issues that caused stains, you will also want to read on and learn about teeth whitening aftercare.
Top Tips for Teeth Whitening Aftercare
Whether you come to us as your preferred dentist in Turlock, for in office or take home tooth whitening, we are going to begin the process by first ensuring your teeth and gums are in optimal health. Sometimes, discoloration is due to poor hygiene or even some sort of infection, and we want to be sure that your teeth whitening is done only when your teeth and gums are healthy, you are without any pain, and the results will last.
As one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry whitening is a fast and dependable way to lighten the teeth by many shades, and often with just one office visit. Yet, you can lengthen those results when you practice good teeth whitening aftercare.
Thinking of it in steps is a very useful way, and we suggest the following:
- Identify and list the things that led to discoloration. If there are issues that you can alter (smoking, drinking staining beverages, eating sugary foods), then try to make a habit of avoiding them.
- Brush and floss your teeth regularly, and use a fluoride paste that helps to protect and brighten.
- Come in for twice annual cleanings and exams.
- Ask about the take home kits in addition to in office whitening and use your special dental trays and whitening formula to “touch up” the whitening in between regular visits.
When you use these simple tips for optimal teeth whitening aftercare, you should be able to prolong the results of your in-office whitening treatments, and even see your teeth remaining brighter and healthier looking than ever.
Contact Our Teeth Whitening Specialist in Turlock
Would you like to learn more about whitening? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Turlock, CA office at 209-634-9582. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.