Dr. Linda Ludin, DDS

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If you are someone who has been struggling with bad looking teeth, then it is likely that you have thought about making some changes to your smile. For many people, teeth whitening procedures have been very effective in greatly improving their smile. In addition, teeth whitening has been steadily increasing in popularity over the years because of how accessible they are, how affordable they are and how effective they are at instantly improving your smile. There are many people who are looking to improve their smile, but at the same time not looking to break their pockets in costs, which is why many people tend to stir towards teeth whitening products that you can easily purchase at grocery stores or your local drug stores. It is important to also know that not all teeth whitening products are the same, nor do they provide similar results. Depending on what type of product or brand of the product you choose, you may notice different results with your teeth whitening.

There are literally hundreds of teeth whitening products out in the market today in the country. Again, depending on the type of brand or teeth whitening product that you choose from your results will differ. Many people are under the impression that most teeth whitening products work quickly, which they do because of their active ingredients. However, it is also important to know that most teeth whitening products that you buy over the counter are also no effective in lasting long. Your teeth can quickly return to its original color or stained color all by your behaviors and your lifestyle. This is why it is so important to consider changing up your diet, your habits, and your lifestyle completely if you are looking to whiten your teeth. Many over the counter teeth whitening products claim to last approximately up to three years. Again, with the exception that you are doing your part in caring for your teeth properly and avoiding those teeth-staining drinks and products.

There are a number of things that you can do to keep your teeth looking white and bright for the long haul after you decide to whiten your teeth. Avoiding certain foods and drinks are the most important thing if you want to keep the results of your teeth whitening. For example, some of the common foods that can easily stain your teeth are teas, coffee, sodas, acids, wine, fruit juices, tomato-based products, curry bases, soy sauce, certain berries, beetroot, and many other foods that are strong in color. You have to remember, your teeth will be super white after a whitening procedure so anything that you eat or drink with color can be harmful to your white teeth, so avoiding them is the best course of action.

Or, you can easily be a little more proactive in your dental hygiene and routine daily by simply brushing right after you eat or drink. This is one of the best ways that you can easily prevent your teeth from staining and returning to its color before you whiten your teeth. You do not have to completely avoid the foods and drinks you love, but you can be a little more active in your dental routine to keep your newly colored teeth. Lastly, remember to always rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking in case you cannot get to a toothbrush after eating or drinking something colorful.