You took the plunge and invested some time and money in professional teeth whitening. You're thrilled with the results because your teeth lightened by several shades quickly and safely, thanks to professional strength hydrogen peroxide gel and careful supervision by Dr. Paul Gibberman and his team.
You want to know how to care for those beautiful pearly whites. How can you get the most mileage out of your teeth whitening treatment? Actually, after care for this cosmetic dental procedure is pretty simple.
Easy Tips for Keeping Teeth White
- Floss daily, and brush your teeth at least twice a day, particularly before bedtime so staining foods and beverages don't have a chance to seep into tooth enamel. If it's not convenient to brush because you are at work or on the road, at least rinse your mouth thoroughly with water to remove food residues. Also, use quality fluoridated toothpaste (with whitening ingredients) and floss. Look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
- Make some lifestyle changes. Avoid, or consume in moderation, foods and beverages that soften and stain teeth. This includes tomatoes, red wine, coffee, cola, soy sauce, blueberries, black tea. Use a straw to drink dark beverages, as this directs the liquid away from the front side of the teeth. Most importantly, stop smoking pipes, cigarettes and cigars, and don't chew tobacco. Tobacco does more than stain teeth, it undermines tooth enamel and contributes to gum disease and a whole host of devastating health problems.
- Use a professional touch-up kit provided by Gibberman Dental. The trained staff will instruct you on how and when to use it. Occasional touch-ups greatly extend the life of your professional whitening treatment.
See Dr. Paul Gibberman and His Associate Dentists
Of course, the foundation of any bright, healthy smile is excellent family and cosmetic dentistry. Paul Gibberman DDS, Jack Tsai DMD and Lauren B. Gibberman DDS have the expertise, experience and caring attitude to keep your dental health on track. Be sure you and the entire family see them at least twice a year for check-ups and cleanings and to take advantage of their cosmetic dental services which add great aesthetics to a healthy set of teeth and gums.
Call Gibberman Dental in Alexandria, Virginia for an appointment: (703) 823-6616.