4 After-Whitening Tips

dental careGetting your teeth whitened can be an exciting and easy way to improve your overall smile and aesthetic. If you are planning on having Dr. Nik Zalavadia whiten your teeth in the near future, it’s important to know how to properly care for your teeth after they are whitened and to get longer lasting results. Read on to learn more.

Do Not Smoke

Smoking isn’t good for your overall health, but it’s also not good for your oral health as well. Specifically, tobacco can cause your teeth to become stained a yellow tint, which is why it’s important for you to avoid smoking after you have had your teeth professionally whitened by Dr. Nik Zalavadia. If you have been looking for a reason to quit smoking, consider having your teeth freshly whitened as the reason.

Watch What You Drink

As a rule of thumb, the best thing to drink for your teeth is water— and it’s the best thing you can drink for your overall health as well. After getting your teeth whitened, try to refrain from consuming beverages that are notorious for contributing to teeth stains like coffee and red white. If you do decide to partake in either of these beverages, however, make sure to rinse your mouth with a lot of water afterwards, and even brush if you are able to. By rinsing and brushing, you will help to prevent against these beverages staining your teeth.

Use Whitening Toothpastes

Just because you got your teeth professionally whitened by Dr. Nik Zalavadia doesn’t mean that you should give up on using that over-the-counter whitening toothpaste. Equipped with both hydrogen peroxide and fluoride, whitening toothpastes will help to remove any surface stains that may accumulate throughout the day and will help to strengthen your teeth.

Nothing is quite as bad as getting your teeth professionally whitened only to notice a few weeks later that they are already starting to get stained. To learn more about whitening or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Nik Zalavadia’s office today!


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