Take Care of Those Pearly Whites!

Most people want white teeth. That’s a given. It gives off the perception that not only are your teeth clean, but that you’re a more healthy person overall. And, it can serve as a great first impression.

Robbie Smith offers teeth whitening services over a number of sessions, ranging from 2 or 3 up to 10, depending on how white your teeth are and the severity of stains we will be removing.

And while teeth whitening may be a great solution for those who aren’t 100% satisfied with the shade of their teeth, it is not a permanent solution to the problem. Our service can last a year or longer with proper maintenance, but you are encouraged to get a touch up about every six months.

So what can you do to keep your teeth white long after your whitening?

  • Stay away from foods or beverages that stain your teeth.

Obviously, you should try and stay away from eating or drinking things that have been proven to stain teeth. Beverages like coffee, tea and sugary foods are notorious for creating lasting stains on your teeth. Instead, try snacking on fruits like apples, celery and carrots. These are crunchy foods that will stimulate saliva, which acts as a natural cleaning agent to wear away tartar and plaque.

  • Brush and floss after each meal.

Brushing and flossing are two of the easiest prevention techniques and the most common advice from dentists, to retain the vibrancy of your smile. Flossing once everyday and brushing twice daily is standard, but if you have the chance to brush after every meal then you should absolutely do that instead. The longer food stays in contact with teeth and gums, the easier it is for problems to arise.

  • Get your regular teeth cleanings throughout the year.

Without them, you will be risking losing the sheen you gained from your whitening, and will have to visit more frequently for touch-ups. Skipping regular cleanings causes tartar and plaque to build up on the teeth and gums, weakening them while inviting diseases like gingivitis to take over. And the sooner problems like these are discovered and dealt with, the greater chance of you keeping your teeth white as you get older.

If you think your teeth could be whiter, or you would simply like to schedule your next cleaning, please don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule an appointment.

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