August 6, 2018

In less than an hour, a professional teeth whitening treatment can make your smile look up to eight shades brighter. Our dentist in Raleigh, NC has helped numerous people enjoy a gorgeous smile. However, the results will not last forever. Here are a few ways you can make your results last for months on end.

  1. Do Not Use Tobacco

Tobacco is bad for people’s health in numerous ways. One way is how the tar and nicotine stain teeth yellow. After several years of tobacco use, teeth can actually turn brown. Smoking can also increase a person’s risk of developing oral cancer, so it is best to quit cigarettes for multiple reasons.

  1. Avoid Staining Foods

Some foods are incredibly effective at staining teeth. These foods include:

  • Tomato sauce
  • White and red wine
  • Berries
  • Tea
  • Coffee

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Therefore, after a teeth whitening procedure, patients should reduce the amount of the above foods they consume. It can help increase the length of time you enjoy the results.

  1. Use Straws

If you do not think you can give up tea, coffee or soda, then consider consuming these beverages through a straw. Keep the straw halfway into your mouth, so the liquid does not make direct contact with the outside of the teeth.

  1. Visit Our Dentist Often

Although you may make a special appointment to whiten your teeth, you should schedule routine check-ups once every six months. During these appointments, our dentist will professional clean your teeth, which helps keep them healthy and vibrant. Dr. Paresh C. Naran may even recommend at-home treatments, such as whitening toothpaste and strips, to keep your teeth looking brighter.

Call Our Office When You Want a Whiter Smile

Contact us to schedule a time to speak with Dr. Naran about whether teeth whitening is right for you. With adequate maintenance, the results from the treatment can last for upwards of a year.



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