10 Tips to Care for Your Newly Whitened Teeth

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So, you’ve just had your teeth whitened with DLD Professional Teeth Whitening Kit.

Nothing makes a better first impression than a healthy smile that shows bright white teeth! For modern social and professional standards rising higher and higher, even more people are going through teeth whitening procedures to preserve a bright, radiant smile. After you’ve invested in the process, it’s only normal that you want to keep it running for as long as possible.

Over time, exposure to food, drinks (especially coffee, tea, colas and red wine) and tobacco will slowly darken your newly whitened teeth. But there are steps you can take to keep that pearly white smile on your face. Similar to the time and/or resources needed to whiten the teeth, it just takes a little work to keep them looking their brightest.

But to maintain a long-lasting white smile, there are several steps you need to take to stop stains from rebuilding and to keep your teeth glowing brightly.

During The Teeth Whitening Treatment

If you’re going to start using a DLD Professional Teeth Whitening Kit, here are a few tips for you. Immediately after the teeth whitening procedure has been finished, stop eating or drinking (other than water) for 30 minutes. It will ensure that you get the best possible results.

Then in the 7-12 days of consecutive applications, the goal is to avoid staining food and drinks such as:

  • Red wine
  • Tea and coffee
  • Soft drinks
  • Beetroot
  • Tomatoes and red sauces
  • Chocolate

Choose as much “natural” food as you want, such as white rice, white pasta, chicken, turkey, potatoes and bananas.

Teeth Whitening Aftercare

When you’ve completed all your consecutive days of whitening treatments and are pleased with the results, it’s time to concentrate on keeping your smile as white and as vivid as possible.

1. Take special care during the first 2 days

The first 24- hours after the whitening of your teeth is the most important time during which you need to protect your teeth, because the tooth enamel would be weak and sensitive, making your teeth more susceptible to stains caused by some foods and beverages. It is crucial that, during this important period, patients avoid drugs, as well as foods and drinks known to cause staining of dental enamel.

2. Get a quality toothpaste and toothbrush

Choose a small-headed, soft-bristled toothbrush (as suggested by most dental professionals) to clear plaque and debris from the hard-to-reach areas. An electric toothbrush will work wonders by giving your teeth a gentle but thorough clean to keep them glowing. A whitening toothpaste is also the perfect accompaniment to improve your smile on a regular basis.n to cause staining of dental enamel.

3. Use a straw

An electric toothbrush will work wonders by giving your teeth a gentle but thorough clean to keep them glowing. A whitening toothpaste is also the perfect accompaniment to improve your smile on a regular basis.n to cause staining of dental enamel.

4. Reduce acidic food consumption 

The acidity of some foods can cause your tooth enamel to wear away and demineralize, resulting in discoloration. Highly acidic foods and beverages shall include:

  • Citrus fruits
  • Cranberries
  • Tomatoes and tomato sauces
  • Coffee
  • Wine

5. Cut out on smoking

Heavy smoking isn’t healthy for a lot of things, and that includes your freshly whitened teeth.

Tobacco can stain your teeth, and if you can’t resist, it’s better to cut back as much as you can and protect the pearly whites in the long run.

6. Consider using whitening gum 

Whitening gum can come in handy if you can’t brush your teeth after a meal or snack that involves a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Though chewing whitening gum does not replace proper brushing, it may temporarily protect your teeth from staining before you are able to brush properly

7. Visit your dentist regularly

To maintain good oral health, you can visit your dentist for a clean-up and check-up at least once a year. But if your teeth have been professionally whitened recently, your dentist can suggest quarterly visits. More regular visits give your dentist a chance to give you whitening touch-ups that keep your teeth looking their best as time goes by.

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8. Rinse after every meal

After each meal, we recommend that you rinse your mouth thoroughly with a strong whitening mouthwash containing hydrogen peroxide. Regular rinsing with a whitening rinse may reduce the risk of staining, particularly if it is used after eating foods and drinks known to stain teeth

9. Use at-home touch ups  

To extend the life of your professional cleaning service, you can use some home-based whitening products to make touch-ups when appropriate. Professional whitening and home-based whitening products are no substitute for dental cleaning. Be sure to visit your dentist at least once a year to keep your teeth looking great while maintaining your oral health.

whitening toothpaste

10. Use a whitening toothpaste  

Although teeth whitening toothpastes on their own can not remove deep or set-up stains or produce drastic whitening of your teeth, they can be useful when used after a tooth whitening procedure to help preserve the effects and remove food and drink stains as they occur, particularly if you brush carefully after each meal.

Being aware of the lesser known foods and drinks that can harm your teeth is another good way to keep your teeth clean. Your newly whitened teeth do need care and we hope these tips will help you in the same.

 If you required any additional information about our DLD Professional Teeth Whitening Kit or perhaps anything else related to custom dental products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re here to help!

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