Tips for Teeth Whitening Maintenance
One of the first things people notice about you when you walk into a room is your smile. Nothing is more captivating and memorable than a bright, pearly white smile. In Manhattan Beach, some residents may struggle with keeping their teeth at their whitest as the years go by. It’s natural that over time, stains and cosmetic blemishes occur that can have an effect on your teeth. Sometimes we forget, or just get a little lazy with brushing our teeth as frequently as we should, which can result in teeth that appear less white. However, there are a couple of tips you can apply to help preserve your teeth’s white color.
Brush Your Teeth Routinely
The first tip is pretty obvious. To create a white, sparkling smile; brushing your teeth at least twice a day is essential. When you skip brushing, your teeth can suffer in a number of different ways. Your teeth could build up plaque or get stains that will remain on your teeth without immediate brushing. Even when drinking coffee, tea, or dark beverages; it’s recommended to brush after to prevent discoloring of your teeth. Also, brushing after meals (especially foods with dark, heavy coloring) can help maintain the color of your teeth. Overall, it’s best to keep a pretty steady schedule when it comes to your oral hygiene.
Get an In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment
At Redondo Beach Dental Group’s Manhattan Beach office, we can offer a solution to teeth whitening as well as help preserve their color. Any patients seeking treatment can achieve that with a comprehensive approach to creating a sparkling, engaging smile. His team offers in-office teeth whitening as well as take-home whitening options. The in-office treatment includes isolating your gum tissue first and applying a whitening gel to your teeth. The gel then activates on your teeth to break down dental stains on your teeth from the outside and inside. After your treatment, Manhattan Beach patients could have teeth that are up to six shades lighter than before. This can drastically improve the color of your teeth with a simple, long-lasting treatment.
Maintain Your White Teeth at Home
Even after receiving an in-office treatment, we still recommend using at-home teeth whitening to keep your smile brighter than ever. The periodic use of these trays range from once every two weeks to once every 4-6 months. It varies depending on how often you consume stain-prone foods or drinks. If you are a frequent drinker of coffee or red wine, or if you smoke; these at-home trays may be more useful to you to preserve your teeth’s color. At Redondo Beach Dental Group, we offer these custom take-home whitening trays that Manhattan Beach patients will only need to wear for one hour at a time. This is the best option for optimal results of a whiter smile. Combining routine brushing, an in-office whitening, and take-home trays is the most effective way to keep your pearly whites shining brightly.