Teeth Whitening After Care: How to maintain your sparkling smile after your treatment
With Dial a Smile, you can get AWESOME results (no, seriously—up to 14 shades whiter) after a single teeth whitening treatment. Impressive, we know.
However, you can go the extra mile to ensure that your pearly whites stay twinkly for as long as possible.
To help you out, we have compiled a few useful teeth whitening after care tips and tricks below.
1. Avoid staining drinks
Coffee. Red wine. Coca Cola. Cuppa tea. Delicious? Yes. Well deserved? You bet.
As irresistible as these bad boys are, they can exponentially increase the rate that your teeth re-stain. If you’re as serious about keeping your teeth white as Kim Kardashian is about her selfies, you may want to limit your consumption of these drinks (a.k.a. if you’re reaching for that 3rd espresso shot, Houston, we may have a problem).
2. Use a straw (ideally an environmentally friendly stainless steel one)
Supermodel Linda Evangelista once famously stated she wouldn’t “get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day”. For most of us, we’d get out of bed for a good ol’ cuppa coffee.
However, this can really take a toll on your newly whitened smile. We know you’re only human and know its not realistic to harp on about giving up all your fave drinks. Live and let live, right?
One way to minimise re-staining is to use a straw to drink staining beverages like:
- Black tea
- Tumeric lattes
- Blueberry smoothies
- Green smoothies
- Coca Cola and other coloured soft drinks
3. Brush or rinse after eating or drinking staining foods and drinks
Rinse, spit and repeat—with water, brush with a toothbrush or use mouthwash immediately after consuming staining foods and drinks to minimise their contact with your teeth.
4. Book in for our Re-Dial top up treatment!
For the best results, we recommend booking in for a Re-Dial teeth whitening treatment every 3-6 months. This depends on how white you want to keep your teeth and the rate at which your teeth re-stain—everyone is different.