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Maintain your bright smile after teeth whitening treatment

10 ways how to maintain your bright smile from simple lifestyle changes to at-home whitening products

After investing in teeth whitening treatment, it's important to know how to keep those pearly whites from discolouring. In this blog post we go over 10 ways in how to maintain your bright smile from simple lifestyle changes to at-home whitening products, these tips will help you maintain a stunning smile for years to come.

Brush and floss regularly

You have probably heard this a million times but brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day help[ remove surface stains and prevent any plaque build up and bacteria which causes discoloration.

Use a whitening toothpaste

Regularly brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste can also help to remove surface stains and maintain the overall brightness of your teeth.

Avoid any food that can stain your teeth

We all love coffee! But certain food and drink such as coffee, tea, wine and fruits such as berries can cause staining on your teeth unfortunately. If you do regularly consume these types of foods and drink, try to rinse your mouth with water afterwards to help prevent any staining.

Use a straw when drinking liquids

As strange as it may sound using a straw regularly when consuming darker drinking liquids can help to reduce the contact with your teeth and minimize any kind of staining.

Chew sugar free gum

Chewing sugar-free gum after meals can help increase saliva production and remove food particles that can cause discolouration.

Quit smoking all together

Smoking can cause significant discolouration on your teeth. Quitting smoking can not only improve your overall health, but it can also help maintain your bright smile.

Limit acidic foods to protect your teeth

Consuming highly acidic foods over time erodes tooth enamel, which make your teeth appear discoloured and yellow. Try to limit your consumption of any acidic food types

Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water can help to rinse away any food particles and help to prevent the build up of plaque on your teeth. Plus its good for your overall health and keeps you hydrated through out the day while also keeping you full.

At home whitening products

Easy to use at home whitening kits are a great way in maintaining the brightness of your teeth. At home kits such as whitening strips or trays can be used as a great cost effective treatment if you decide against using professional whitening treatments from your local dentist.

Regular Dental Checkups

Regular dental checks are a must as not only are they important for your overall oral health but they can help to address any issues that may be affecting the appearance of your teeth. Its not too late to schedule an appointment with us at Healthy Smiles in Staten Island!


In conclusion, maintaining a bright smile after teeth whitening treatment doesn't have to be difficult. By following these 10 tips, you can help keep your teeth looking their best for years to come. Remember to brush and floss regularly, use a whitening toothpaste, avoid staining foods and drinks, use a straw, chew sugar-free gum, quit smoking, limit acidic foods, stay hydrated, use at-home whitening products, and schedule regular dental checkups to keep your smile shining bright.