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After Teeth Whitening: 5 Tips to Maintain Your Dazzling Smile April 18, 2017

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After Teeth Whitening: 5 Tips to Maintain Your Dazzling Smile, Texarkana, Arkansas

Professional teeth whitening can help you smile with confidence every day. Randall A. Ellis, D.D.S., in Texarkana, AR, provides this in-office cosmetic dentistry service to whiten teeth by as many as 10 shades, leaving you with a brilliant, beautiful smile. While the results from a professional treatment last longer than those from a retail kit, there are a few things you can do at home to maintain your look.

The following tips will help you keep your smile bright long after your teeth whitening procedure.

1. Avoid Tooth-Staining Habits

dentistReduce or eliminate habits that contribute to staining, such as smoking or chewing tobacco products, drinking red wine, and consuming large amounts of coffee. If you continue to indulge in any of these habits, drink more water to rinse your teeth.

2. Maintain a Healthy Oral Hygiene Routine

Be diligent about your oral health. Floss teeth at least once a day and brush your teeth with a soft-bristled brush and whitening toothpaste twice daily.

3. Visit Your Dentist Every Six Months

Schedule routine teeth cleanings and dental exams to remove surface stains and plaque. Your dentist will also check for cavities and signs of gingivitis during these semi-annual exams.

4. Drink More Water

Drink more water regardless of whether you drink red wine, smoke cigarettes, or drink coffee. Water rinses your teeth after eating or drinking and prevents staining. It also prevents acidic foods and beverages from contributing to enamel erosion.

5. Schedule Periodic Touch-Ups

Book touch-up teeth whitening appointments as recommended by your dentist. Dr. Ellis will create a touch-up schedule based on your lifestyle habits and the state of your teeth before your first whitening session.

Enjoy the confidence boost teeth whitening provides! Call Randall A. Ellis, D.D.S., at (870) 772-1374 to schedule an appointment. Visit the practice’s website for more information about their general and cosmetic dentistry services. Like the dentist on Facebook for more oral health tips.

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