If you’ve recently invested in your smile with teeth whitening in Bardstown from Walton Family Dentistry, you may be wondering how you can make the most of your whitening treatment and keep your smile bright for years to come. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few top tips from Dr. Walton that will help you preserve your newly-brightened smile.
Brushing regularly is essential for preventing the buildup of surface stains, plaque, and tartar. You need to brush twice a day for two minutes using fluoride toothpaste, ideally once in the morning and once at night.
Flossing is also very important for your oral health and helps prevent gum disease and cavities, so make sure to floss at least once per day.
Buying an ADA-approved whitening toothpaste and mouthwash and incorporating them into your routine can help you keep your teeth white.
Note that some whitening toothpastes are not meant to be used every time you brush, so make sure to consult the packaging to ensure you’re using the product properly and safely.
If you’ve had your teeth whitened to remove stains from tobacco use, continuing to use tobacco can ruin your smile within months.
This is the best time to quit. Using tobacco of any kind will result in further tooth stains, and also dramatically raises your risk of oral cancer, as well as common dental health problems like cavities and gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease).
We know it may be hard to reduce your consumption of coffee, wine, tea, or cola, but doing so will help preserve your smile. For example, you can consider cutting back on these beverages by drinking them only with meals.
Also, drinking these staining beverages through a straw can help you avoid direct contact with most of your teeth, which will reduce the risk of developing stains, so this is a good alternative to help keep your teeth bright.
Teeth cleanings at the dentist involve scaling the teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup, and buffing them with a special polishing tool to keep them looking their best.
If you want to make sure your new smile stays bright, six-month oral exams and teeth cleanings with Dr. Michael Walton are very important. Not only will your smile look great, but you’ll get peace of mind, knowing that you’re avoiding common oral health issues like cavities and gum disease.
Whether you’ve recently had your teeth whitened and need a teeth cleaning, or you’re a new patient in Bardstown looking for an experienced dentist who can take great care of your family, Dr. Walton is here to help. Contact Walton Family Dentistry online or give us a call at (502) 350-1151 to schedule your appointment and get started at our office.