How Can I Keep My Teeth White After a Smile Makeover?
People undergo a smile makeover to fix broken or crooked teeth, gaps, and discoloration from years of wine and coffee stains. There's no doubt it's one of the best ways to transform your smile. After undergoing a smile makeover at KFA Dental Excellence, many of our patients want to know how to prolong their gorgeous results. Specifically, they want to keep their teeth looking bright and beautiful in Farmingdale, NY for years to come.
Angela Ferrari, D.D.S., provides several options to whiten your teeth after a smile makeover. Our talented team is proud to educate patients about in-office and take-home procedures involving the innovative Philips Zoom Whitening system. At your initial consult, we can assess your teeth and determine which method works best with your goals. Read our helpful tips for maintaining your white smile below.
Maintain good oral hygiene
Brushing and flossing daily not only improves your oral health but also prevents new stains from accumulating on your teeth. Dental professionals recommend brushing twice daily for best results. Patients should also visit KFA Dental Excellence for cleanings to keep their smiles in good condition. During these appointments, we can remove built-up plaque and tartar that prevent your teeth from looking healthy and bright.
Use products recommended by your dentist
Some toothpaste products and mouthwashes may be more beneficial for your teeth and gums than others. For example, Dr. Ferrari may suggest using fluoride toothpaste, a certain brand of dental floss, or an antiseptic mouthwash. Before going to the drugstore, we encourage you to ask our staff which products can enhance your oral health and maintain your radiant smile in Farmingdale, NY.
Rinse after eating or drinking staining foods
Patients should brush or rinse their teeth after consuming food or beverages that are known to discolor teeth. If you can’t live without your favorite drinks, we recommend using a drinking straw to minimize contact. Here’s a short list of the most common staining products:
Tea and coffee
Dark-colored sauces, like soy sauce and balsamic vinegar
Citrus fruits, like lemons, oranges, and limes
Pigmented berries, like blueberries and blackberries
Naturally and artificially colored candy
Cut out tobacco products
Tobacco is one of the quickest ways to stain your teeth. Men and women who smoke or use tobacco products will need to quit as soon as possible. Quitting is especially important for your oral health since tobacco increases your risk for gum disease.
Zoom teeth whitening treatments
Some people turn to over-the-counter teeth whitening products to maintain their shining smiles. However, it’s worth noting that drugstore whitening gels aren't always effective and don’t deliver results tailored to your needs. KFA Dental Excellence offers professional treatment that’s safe, reliable, and fast-acting. Our Zoom whitening products, Zoom QuickPro and Zoom WhiteSpeed, can address surface stains from food or drinks as well as deeper discoloration caused by aging. Zoom DayWhite or NiteWhite are at-home treatments that can be used on your own time, at your own convenience.
Whiten your teeth, brighten your smile
Now you can avoid the mistake of re-staining your teeth with the helpful tips above. Whether you want to whiten your teeth or undergo a complete smile makeover, Angela Ferrari, D.D.S., and the experienced staff at KFA Dental Excellence are excited to provide comprehensive dental services. Learn about Zoom whitening, teeth whitening at home, and more by scheduling an assessment in Farmingdale, NY.