Teeth whitening is not a single, one-time, or a permanent
process. If you see yourself eating substantial amounts of
teeth-staining food and drink, then your teeth will start
staining within a month or so.
Even if you avoid such food or drinks, then within a year
or thereabouts, you will require a follow-up teeth
whitening procedure or at the least, a touch-up.
So here are a few tips and tricks that will help you keep
your teeth as white as possible for the longest period of
– Obviously, avoid food and rinks that stain the teeth.
Avoid black tea, strong coffee, etc and if you must drink
them, then do use a straw.
This will pass the liquid directly into the gullet,
by-passing the teeth. This way, you can have your cake and
eat it too.
– Feel free to brush and floss immediately after you
consume such beverages and food. Sometimes, that’s not
possible. So at very least, rinse and gargle after you
consume teeth staining food and beverages.
If you are at a restaurant or a party and are unable to
gargle, do so the moment you get home.
– Daily and regular oral hygiene is critical. Brush your
teeth twice a day, floss at least once or better still,
twice daily. Not only will you clear the gunk out, you will
also keep your teeth white and healthy.
– Use a teeth whitening toothpaste once or twice a week
– Ask your dentist and follow-up on the touch-up