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3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Teeth Whitening Investment

From at-home kits you can order online to professional in-office whitening treatments offered at many dental clinics, it’s easier and more accessible than ever to have the bright smile of your dreams.

The dental experts at Pro Grace Dentistry in Calgary, Alberta can get you started with a safe and effective professional whitening treatment that fits your budge. But without proper at-home maintenance, those beautiful pearly whites won’t last. Here are 3 easy ways to maintain your beautiful new teeth.

1. Stay away from foods that stain

If you’ve ever drank coffee, tea, or red wine, you know just how easy it is to be left with unsightly stains on your teeth, and how hard they can be to get rid of. The fastest way to reverse your teeth whitening treatment is by indulging in foods and beverages that are known to stain teeth.

If giving up spaghetti Saturdays and beet salads isn’t on your menu, make sure to rinse your mouth out when you’re finished eating. It may also be a good idea to pick up a travel sized toothbrush and toothpaste set to carry with you to brush after meals on the go.

2. Keep it balanced: Fruits, veggies and H2o

Now that we’ve talked about foods to avoid, what about foods you should make sure you don’t miss? Apples, strawberries, celery, and leafy greens are all known to be good for your teeth for various reasons. From the cleaning ability of hard fibrous fruits like apples or crunchy veggies like celery, to the calcium, folic acid and other important vitamins and minerals found in leafy greens like kale and lettuce, maintaining a healthy balanced diet is one of the easiest ways to protect your investment.

What you eat is almost as important as making sure you drink the recommended 6-8 glasses of water a day. Not only is this a good practice for maintaining your overall health, but it also helps to keep your pearly whites shining bright by rinsing off anything left in your mouth that may leave stains on your teeth. Drinking water with fluoride, known as “nature’s cavity fighter”, can also help to prevent cavities and strengthen your teeth, keeping them in tip top shape for your next whitening appointment.

3. Suck it up: Straws are your friend!

When it comes to drinking the rest of your favorite beverages, Calgary teeth whitening professionals recommend using a straw when drinking beverages. The use of a straw directs the liquid past your teeth to the back of your mouth, limiting the time it spends swishing around your mouth and coating your teeth. The next time you’re in the grocery store, grab a couple reusable straws and keep them with you so no matter where you are, or what you’re drinking, you can protect your investment and keep your teeth shining bright.

Whether you’re interested in discussing options for teeth whitening, looking for restorative dentistry services, or it’s just time for your yearly dental check up and cleaning, the friendly dental professionals at ProGrace Dentistry can help!

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