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How to Keep Teeth Bright After Whitening

The best thing about professional teeth-whitening is that it can help you quickly and effectively erase stains that dramatically affect your smile’s appearance. This means you can improve your smile without having to undergo extensive cosmetic treatment. However, over time, the results of your teeth-whitening treatment can fade as stains begin to appear on your teeth again. While you can always brighten them again, you can also extend the results of your teeth-whitening treatment by doing more to prevent or slow down teeth stains from showing up again.

Teeth Stains and Whitening

The thing about teeth stains is that they’re not all the same. For example, those that appear repeatedly throughout your life time are known as extrinsic stains because they develop on the surface layer (enamel) of your teeth. They develop from exposure to colorful molecules in your food and beverages or harmful substances like alcohol and tobacco. Because they form on the surfaces of your teeth, extrinsic stains can usually be broken up and removed successfully with topical teeth-whitening solution.

Tips for Brighter Teeth

The key to keeping your teeth bright after teeth-whitening treatment is to slow down the accumulation of staining molecules on your teeth with these tips:

  • Don’t smoke or chew tobacco
  • Drink responsibly and not often
  • Brush and floss your teeth every day, without fail
  • Drink water often
  • Rinse or brush your teeth after eating
  • And attend checkups and cleanings regularly

Keep Your Smile It’s Brightest for Longer

Teeth-whitening is highly effective, but stains can reappear on your teeth over time. To learn how to make the results of your teeth-whitening treatment last longer, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Keelan Dental in Butler, PA, at (724) 256-4612. Our Smile Certified experts happily serve patients from Butler, Cranberry Township, Mars, Pittsburgh, Butler County, and all surrounding communities.