Hooray! Your smile is a beautiful shade of white thanks to the amazing benefits of teeth whitening. While you may find yourself feeling somewhat invincible, it’s important that you bring yourself back down to earth. It’s true that your bright smile will continue to look lovely and vibrant for quite some time – however, you might be doing some things that will sabotage how long that vivid appearance lasts. Allow us to enlighten you a bit, so your grin continues to glitter.

You’re Going Overboard With Pigment-Packed Foods

Your first look at your brilliant smile after teeth whitening may cause you to think you have a lot of room to eat staining foods without worrying about your smile ever looking dingy again. While eating berries or drinking a single cup of coffee may not result in immediate staining, discoloration will slowly occur. Limit these foods – or rinse and then brush after you eat or drink – to keep your smile bright.

You’re Skipping Brushing And Flossing Sessions

Every step you take to make sure your teeth are clean, free of plaque, and free of the foods and beverages you consume provides protection against staining. Don’t let your newly whitened smile trick you into thinking you can skip brushing or flossing. Every single session is essential for a bright smile and for good oral health.

You’ve Missed Your Cleaning

Just because you brush and floss doesn’t mean you can keep your smile immaculate on your own (even after teeth whitening). Keep up with professional dental cleanings with us to ensure we are addressing every last bit of plaque and tartar on your teeth. Your smile will remain bright and healthy as a result.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.