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Do’s and Don’ts After Professional Teeth Whitening

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Professional teeth whitening is an effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile. At Riverwood Dental in Atlanta, we understand that getting your teeth whitened is just the first step towards a brighter smile. To ensure that you get the most out of your treatment and maintain those pearly whites, it’s essential to follow specific post-whitening care guidelines. Let’s dive into the do’s and don’ts after undergoing a professional teeth whitening procedure.

Do This After Teeth Whitening

To maximize the longevity of your brilliant smile after teeth whitening, we recommend the following:

  • Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly. This helps in removing any potential stains and maintaining the results of your whitening treatment.
  • Follow Post-Treatment Instructions: Adhere to any specific care instructions provided by your dentist. This may include the use of desensitizing products if you experience any sensitivity after the procedure.
  • Consume Teeth-Friendly Foods and Drinks: Opt for foods and beverages that are less likely to stain your teeth. Foods like apples, carrots, and celery can help keep your teeth clean and bright.
  • Use a Straw for Certain Beverages: When drinking beverages that might stain your teeth, like coffee or tea, use a straw to minimize contact with your teeth.
  • Regular Dental Check-ups: Keep up with your regular dental appointments at Riverwood Dental for professional cleanings and check-ups. This will help in maintaining your whitening results and overall oral health.

The Don’ts After Teeth Whitening

There are certain things you should stay away from if you want to keep your teeth as white as possible after a teeth bleaching treatment:

  • Avoid Stain-Causing Foods and Drinks: For the first 48 hours post-treatment, avoid foods and drinks that are known to cause stains, such as red wine, coffee, tea, and dark-colored sauces.
  • Don’t Smoke: Smoking can quickly yellow your newly whitened teeth. Avoid smoking to maintain the brightness of your smile.
  • Avoid Highly Acidic Foods and Drinks: Acidic foods and beverages, such as citrus fruits and sodas, can weaken your enamel and potentially lead to staining. Limit their consumption, especially immediately after the whitening treatment.
  • Don’t Overdo Whitening Treatments: Stick to the recommended frequency for whitening treatments. Over-whitening can lead to tooth sensitivity and damage to your enamel.
  • Don’t Ignore Sensitivity: If you experience tooth sensitivity after the procedure, don’t ignore it. Use toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth and consult with your dentist for further advice.

Enjoy a Lasting, Bright Smile with Proper Care

Professional teeth whitening can significantly improve the appearance of your smile, but proper aftercare is crucial for lasting results. By following these do’s and don’ts, you can enjoy your bright smile for a longer time. At Riverwood Dental in Atlanta, we are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, radiant smile. If you have any questions or concerns after your whitening treatment, feel free to reach out to us. Let’s keep that smile shining bright!

Posted on behalf of Riverwood Dental

3350 Riverwood Pkwy #2120
Atlanta, GA 30339

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