Teeth whitening is not permanent, and the length of time it lasts can depend on your lifestyle habits as well as the ageing process.
Taking in foods and drinks that cause staining can reduce the whiteness and brightness of the teeth quickly. After you have had your teeth professionally whitened, it’s best to avoid the following:
- Coffee, tea and red wine
- Curries, berries and red vegetables such as peppers
It’s best to avoid these types of foods and beverages to prolong the effect of whitening for a year or so. That isn’t always realistic, however. Some people use a straw to drink teeth-staining beverages, and this might be an option to consider. You can also rinse your mouth with water after consuming anything that might cause staining.
If you smoke cigarettes or use tobacco products, these can also stain the teeth, even after whitening. The ageing process also causes teeth to take on a yellowed tinge.
Professional Teeth Whitening
We use the Zoom! Teeth Whitening System for optimal teeth bleaching results. For more information and to book a consult, we invite you to call our Paddington, NSW dental clinic. Our dentists can talk to you about professional teeth whitening as well as offer tips on how to keep your teeth as white as possible after treatment.