How to Maintain White Teeth

Published on July 17th, 2019

Whether you have naturally white teeth or you have recently received whitening treatments at your cosmetic dentist in Lakeview, you probably would like your teeth to stay as white as possible. In order to maintain your beautiful smile, it is important to be mindful of the way you treat your teeth so we have come up with some helpful tips to keep your teeth white.


Use Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste works by gently polishing your teeth and removing any accumulated surface stains. Keep a regular brushing routine of at least twice per day for two minutes each session. Brushing is important for your general oral health and using whitening toothpaste while doing so can have a big effect on the whiteness of your teeth.


Minimize Tobacco Use

There are several risks to your oral health associated with tobacco use, including gum disease, oral cancer, dulled tasting abilities, etc. Cosmetically, tobacco use stains your teeth, reducing their white appearance so try to avoid it as much as you can.


Minimize Staining Liquids

For many of us, our morning cup of coffee or a soda in the afternoon is a daily ritual that cannot be altered. Unfortunately, liquids like coffee, red wine, and dark sodas stain your teeth and can cause them to lose their white appearance. If you’re serious about maintaining a white smile, try to either use a straw when drinking these liquids or attempt to cut back on them altogether.


See Your Dentist Regularly

If you’ve received whitening treatment from your cosmetic dentist in Lakeview, you can stop by our office for consistent touch-ups every 6-months or whenever you notice a stain. Finally, a simple key to maintaining white teeth is keeping up with your regular bi-yearly teeth cleanings.


Contact Family Dental Care today with any questions, or to schedule your next whitening appointment.

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