Zoom-whitening treatment was a great choice to achieve your white smile! Zoom-Whitening treatment is one of the most powerful whitening options available, with a guaranteed whiter smile in just one appointment. Now that you have achieved a brighter smile, you may be wondering, “How can I maintain white teeth?”
At Weddington Family Dentistry, we want to share some of our favorite habits to help prevent tooth discoloration. To maintain your white smile, we recommend brushing your teeth after drinking any beverages that are likely to cause a stain. These beverages, such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and red wine, leave a layer of residue that coats the surface of your teeth and causes dark stains to set-in. To help prevent these stains from forming, you can drink from a straw, or carry a travel size toothbrush with you to clean your teeth immediately after. The longer the liquid sits on your teeth, the more set-in the stain will be. In addition to brushing, flossing will remove plaque between your teeth before it gets the chance to build up. If you do not remove the plaque, you may see stains start to form as outlines around each of your teeth. Plus, brushing and flossing your teeth daily will help improve your overall oral health!
It is important to see your dentist every 6 months for regular cleanings, as your hygienist will remove surface stains that have had the chance to build up after since your Zoom Whitening treatment. If you notice that your teeth are becoming discolored faster than you expected, talk to your dentist about custom whitening trays. You will be provided with whitening gel to perform at home touch-ups to maintain your bright smile.
If you have any further questions about forming the best habits to maintain white teeth, please call us at 704-782-2630 and a member of our front desk team will be happy to help!