Keeping Your Smile Bright after Teeth Whitening Treatment
What to Avoid (and What to Do) To Keep Your Smile White
Unfortunately, many of us aren’t too happy with the shade of our smile, as the teeth’s natural brightness tends to dull and yellow over time.
But for those of us who have restored our smile’s radiance with a professional teeth whitening treatment (or for those of us who want to preserve an already naturally white smile), there are ways to keep a smile bright and beautiful for years to come!
With that said, here are some of the foods and substances to avoid in order to keep a smile vibrant and white:
Unfortunate but true; coffee and tea drinkers may have to put up with a less-than-white smile… especially if they consume these drinks regularly.
Colas and fruit juices are also notorious for staining the teeth. It’s best to avoid sipping from these sugary refreshments anyway – they only encourage tooth decay and cavities like no other! Sweet liquids find their way to every nook and cranny in the mouth, where they sit and produce decay-causing acids with bacteria in the mouth.
Lastly, many people may know about red wine’s potential to discolour the teeth… but they may assume this not be the case for white wine. Alas, both of these alcoholic beverages are teeth staining culprits! Sigh.
Balsamic & Soy
Certain dark liquids such as balsamic vinegar and soy sauce may be wonderful and flavourful food additives, but these too can unfortunately contribute to teeth discolouration.
The dark juices emitted from berries such as blueberries, raspberries and blackberries definitely have the ability to dull the brightness of your smile. Try to reduce the amount of time these berries stay in your mouth when you do consume them.
Beware: the powerful colour of curry can discolour pearly whites! Swish some water around in your mouth after enjoying this Indian spice (or any stain-causing substance, for that matter) to help preserve a vibrant smile.
If you’re not so down with avoiding these foods and are interested in a quick and effective teeth whitening solution, just give our Hamilton dentist a call! We offer a teeth whitening treatment that can give you incredible results.