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Three Teeth Whitening Errors That Diminish Results

A white hot smile is one of the best accessories anyone can have. Unfortunately, teeth naturally acquire a yellowish hue as we age; however, this can be remedied. Seeing a cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening services can easily give you the “Hollywood smile” you’ve always wanted.

After going through professional teeth whitening, you’ll want to ensure your teeth stay pearly white for as long as possible. To do that, be sure to avoid committing these three blunders:

Overuse of Whitening Toothpaste

Initially, it makes sense to use whitening toothpaste to help keep your teeth white. The problem here is that whitening toothpastes are abrasive and can wear out enamel quickly, revealing the darker yellow tooth layer that lies underneath it.

Not Changing Your Diet

It is no secret that coffee and wine stain teeth, but did you know that other food and ingredients such as balsamic vinegar and tomato sauce will stain your teeth just as badly? Be sure to consult your cosmetic dentist on what types of food to avoid to help you maintain the results of professional tooth whitening.

Taking Matters into Your Own Hands

With so many whitening products available on the market, wouldn’t it be better to just pick one up from the pharmacy and whiten your teeth yourself? Not really. Different sets of teeth react to whitening products differently; what may be effective for some may be ineffective for you. The worst thing that can happen is that the product stains your teeth further.


March 25, 2015 - Posted by | Cosmetic Dentistry | , ,

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