Yellow smiles, crooked teeth, and black tongues are all things of nightmares. If you have decided to transform your yellow smile from drab to fab by having them professionally whitened by Dr. Rick Winter, your results are likely enough to brag about. However, because your teeth are a naturally porous material, they can easily become stained and start to yellow a bit even after having them professionally whitened. From using a whitening pen to avoiding certain beverages, this article will discuss a few different ways in which you can keep your newly whitened teeth even whiter. Read on to learn more.
A Whitening Pen
After you get your teeth professionally whitened by Dr. Rick Winter you will receive a whitening pen. This whitening pen is to be used multiple times a day— especially after you eat— to help remove any stains and ensure that your white teeth continue to stay sparkling white. To use your whitening pen, take off the cap and take the tip of the pen directly to your teeth. By applying a little bit of pressure, some of the whitening gel will be released. Once released, you can use the tip to spread the gel around your teeth. Allow it to sit on your teeth for about 5-10 minutes before drinking or eating anything.
Containing simple ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, over-the-counter whitening toothpastes are a great thing to replace your regular toothpaste with. By removing surface stains caused by foods, beverages, and bacteria, an over-the-counter whitening toothpaste will give your teeth that extra bit of sparkle.
Avoid Coffee and Black Tea
If you are a big caffeine drinker then you know just how delicious a big cup of coffee or black tea is first thing in the morning. But because both of these drinks are dark in nature and high in acidity, they can bring your white teeth from perfect to yellow in no time at all. If you can’t give up on your daily dose of caffeine, make sure to drink water directly afterwards and brush your teeth.
Keep your teeth whiter with the tips and tricks listed above. To learn more about teeth whitening or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rick Winter, contact our office today!