North River Dental Care

How to Make Your Teeth Whitening Last Longer

Brunette woman smiles after professional teeth whitening in Fredericksburg VA

While professional teeth whitening is a simple and affordable way to boost the brightness of your smile, it’s not a permanent treatment. But don’t worry—aside from getting whitening touch-ups at your dentist—there are steps you can take to prolong the effects of your teeth whitening treatment By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll get the best value out of this cosmetic procedure!

Rinse with Water After Consuming Foods & Drinks That Stain

Coffee, tea, wine, and tomato products are some of the most common culprits that can discolor your teeth. Rinse your mouth with water after enjoying them, or you can make it a habit to brush your teeth about 30 minutes after.

Maintain Your Oral Hygiene

Remember to maintain superb at-home dental care, which includes daily brushing and flossing. This may seem like a no-brainer but keeping your mouth clean will help keep stains at bay. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss every day.

Avoid Tobacco Products

Both smoking and chewing tobacco can turn your teeth an unpleasant shade of yellow or brown. But keeping your teeth as bright as can be isn’t the only reason why you should stay away from tobacco. Tobacco products increase your risk of oral cancer, give you bad breath, and increase your risk of decay, gum disease, and infection.

Teeth Whitening in Fredericksburg, VA

Are you interested in getting your teeth whitened? At North River Dental Care, we’re happy to provide both in-office professional teeth whitening and custom take-home teeth trays. You can learn more about both options on our Teeth Whitening page. You’re also welcome to just give our Fredericksburg dental office a call and one of our team members would be happy to assist you.

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