One of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed at Dr. Q Dental in Monrovia is teeth whitening. And it’s no wonder! This easy and very effective procedure can provide patients with dramatic results in as little as 30 minutes. Whether you’re a die-hard coffee drinker, a wine connoisseur, or you’ve smoked for too long, teeth whitening with a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Q can truly change your smile.
But what can you do to maintain the results you get from professional teeth whitening? After all, the longer your teeth stay white, the better, right? Keep reading to find out our top tips to help you enjoy your results for longer.
Tip #1: Practice Proper Oral Hygiene
The most important thing you can do to maintain your teeth whitening results is to practice proper oral hygiene. Every day, Dr. Q coaches her patients on the correct ways to keep their teeth and gums healthy, so if you need a visual refresher, she’ll be happy to show you how to properly care for your teeth on a daily basis.
As a general rule, Monrovia patients should:
- Brush their teeth twice a day for 2 minutes
- Floss their teeth once a day
- Use antibacterial mouthwash once a day
- Visit Dr. Q for biannual cleaning and check-ups
Remember, it’s never too late to start a habit, and the same is true for proper oral hygiene. If this has been a struggle for you in the past, turn over a new leaf and start taking proper care of your smile. Not only will you maintain your teeth whitening results longer, but your overall health and well-being will also improve!
Tip #2: Watch What You Eat and Drink
We understand how important that morning cup of coffee is for patients all over Monrovia. In fact, most of America needs coffee to get off on the right foot each day. However, foods and drinks like coffee, wine, berries, pasta sauce, and curry can stain your teeth over time, leaving your smile with a yellow tinge.
In order to maintain your teeth whitening results, Dr. Q recommends limiting your consumption of teeth whitening foods and drinks. Consider drinking your beverages through a straw to decrease staining caused by drinks.
If you’re a pasta lover, but you want to keep your teeth whitening results longer, be sure to brush your teeth immediately after you eat foods that are likely to stain your teeth. You could even eat a salad or dark green vegetables before eating tooth-staining foods. Surprising? Well, foods like these will put a protective film over your teeth and help deter other foods from leaving their mark.
Tip #3: Don’t Use Tobacco Products
Dr. Q knows that all of her Monrovia patients have been told about the dangers of tobacco use and how they affect your overall health. But tobacco products are also notorious for causing staining on your teeth.
If you’ve recently visited Dr. Q for teeth whitening, you’ll want to kick your tobacco habit for good. Even limiting your tobacco use can leave staining on your teeth and put you right back in the same place you were before—with yellow teeth. If you need help quitting, ask Dr. Q for a recommendation to a smoking cessation program in Monrovia. Your overall health is important to her, and she will help in any way she can.
Call Dr. Q to Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Consultation
If you’re tired of the yellow appearance of your smile, call Dr. Q today. She can give you a whiter smile in just one quick treatment with in-office teeth whitening.
Call (626) 599-9819, and a member of her friendly team will be happy to schedule your first consultation!