If you’ve recently had your teeth whitened at Honest Teeth. Dr. Meinerz and Dr. Krueger want to keep your teeth pearly white for as long as you can! How can you make sure that your smile stays bright and beautiful for months and years to come? Here are some of our best tips for keeping your smile flawless after you’ve had your teeth whitened:

1. Brush And Floss Properly

Start with the basics! Brushing and flossing helps remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. This buildup can make your teeth look darker, so it must be removed to preserve your smile. Make sure to brush at least twice a day for two minutes, and floss once per day.

You may also want to consider using a whitening toothpaste to help maintain your fresh, white teeth. Dr. Meinerz or Dr. Krueger can give you a recommendation for the best whitening toothpaste for your particular needs.

2. Never Smoke Or Use Tobacco Products

Quit smoking and using tobacco before having your teeth whitened. Tobacco use stains your teeth and turns them brown and yellow very quickly. If you have your teeth professionally whitened and use tobacco products afterward, your teeth will become stained again in months. Your teeth could eventually become permanently stained, and not even tooth whitening will help.

3. Consume Staining Food And Beverages In Moderation

Many dark-colored foods like blueberries, as well as beverages like tea, coffee and wine can stain your teeth. Drink or consume these in moderation and use mouthwash or brush your teeth afterward, to avoid staining. You could also consider drinking these beverages through a straw, which helps you avoid contact with your teeth, and prevents stains from forming.

4. Consider Using Whitening Mouthwash

Mouthwash is very convenient for cleaning your mouth when you can’t access your toothbrush. Keeping a little bottle of mouthwash in your desk at work, or in your car can allow you to rinse away food debris and potential staining agents. Further still, a whitening mouthwash can help keep your teeth looking great, and mitigate minor stains.

5. Never Skip Your 6-Month Teeth Cleanings And Oral Exams

At your regular oral hygiene appointment, one of our hygienists will buff and clean your teeth, keeping them bright and ensuring that they are free of plaque and tartar. In addition, Dr. Krueger or Dr. Meinerz can ensure that your teeth are healthy, and may even recommend a touch-up whitening treatment, to keep your smile looking great.

Contact Us Today For Teeth Whitening In Elm Grove

Whether you’ve already had teeth whitening treatment and you simply need a touch-up, or your teeth are stained and you’re interested in learning more about your cosmetic dentistry options in Elm Grove, Honest Teeth can help. Contact us now at (262) 784-7770 to schedule a cosmetic consultation, or feel free to come by our new office at 15255 Watertown Plank Road, Suite 100, Elm Grove, WI 53122. We’ll see you soon.