Aisling Burke is the business boss behind Teeth Whitening Fairies.
The sun today had us smiling so we thought there’s no time like the present to get top tips from her about how to maintain white teeth after getting them whitened.
1. Use an electric toothbrush:
Although brushing with a regular manual toothbrush may suit some people, they can’t compete with the power of an electric toothbrush when it comes to pummelling away stubborn stains like red wine, coffee and even spices like turmeric and certain curries which tend to cling to teeth.
2. Watch out for foods that stain teeth:
I see people coming into the clinic who have very stained teeth, but they may not even drink wine or coffee. There are certain foods that you wouldn’t think stain the teeth, but they do, such as ketchup and soy sauce. I tell my clients to avoid any foods that would leave a stain on a white blouse and treat your teeth as if you would that blouse. If you have the discipline, rinse your mouth out with water after you drink a black tea or coffee.
3. Stick to a “white diet” until your teeth have settled down after a whitening session
There’s no fear of white foods staining teeth, so if you want lasting results from your teeth whitening session, I’d advise you to steer towards foods like rice, daily, potatoes, white fish and pasta until the teeth have settled down and are less porous.
4. Use dental floss
Remove the nasties that gather between your teeth with a daily flossing session. Tiny particles may get lodged between teeth that you may find hard to see, but it will make a difference when you’ve flossed them out! Think of it as vacuuming your mouth!