Everyone wants to have white, beautiful teeth. A bright smile makes you look younger, and makes your smile all the more pleasant. As such, many people are choosing to whiten their teeth professionally. While brushing and flossing help remove minor surface stains, only medical grade tooth bleaching may brighten teeth significantly.
It is true that a teeth whitening procedure in Buckinghamshire may set you back significantly. Dental treatments in the UK are not cheap, especially if they are cosmetic in nature. As such, you will want to take good care of your teeth, so that you can keep your teeth white for longer.
What to Do
Preventative care will keep your teeth white. It will also help you save money, as you will not have to get your teeth whitened as often. A regular cleaning routine can do wonders for your smile.
- Brushing and flossing – Yes, everyone knows that regular brushing and flossing keeps your teeth white. Choose a soft or medium soft toothbrush and use correct brushing techniques. Brush up and down to remove debris, and in a circular motion to buff and polish your teeth.
- Rinse your teeth often – Rinsing your teeth prevents discolouration. Drink water before and after a meal, to neutralise acids and to remove stains. Gargling water when you wake up in the morning also washes away stain-causing bacteria.
- Eat crisp foods – Crisp foods, such as apples and celery, trigger the production of saliva. They also work like a toothbrush in that they gently scrape away the surface stains.
- Chew sugar-free gum — Sugar-free gum keeps the saliva flowing, which is good for the remineralisation of the teeth.
What to Avoid
After tooth whitening, you should avoid foods that stain the teeth. Acidic, coloured, high-carb drinks and juices cause the most staining, along with smoking or chewing tobacco. Avoid the following:
- Fizzy Drinks
- Fruit Juices
- Foods with artificial colour
If you absolutely must drink these, follow it up with a glass of water to rinse out your mouth. This prevents extended contact with the drink. Taking these measures will do wonders for keeping your teeth sparkling white.