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Teeth Whitening – Common Mistakes to avoid

Shiny white teeth are the key factor behind a beautiful and enticing smile. But, making poor lifestyle decisions or not adopting preventive measures can be the reason for yellowish teeth or yellow stains on your teeth. Though undergoing teeth whitening treatments can help you to get rid of these stains on your teeth and in turn, restore the beauty of your smile. Yellowish teeth can be caused due to various reasons which include consumption, smoking, teeth-staining food items and bad oral hygiene, etc. 

Teeth whitening treatment can be categorized under two broad headings – professional teeth whitening and domestic methods of whitening. Therefore, if you are suffering from the problems of yellow stains on your teeth, do not hesitate to consult a dental clinic nearby. But, you need to avoid a few teeth whitening mistakes to get the best results. 

As you might have figured out from the title, in this blog we are going to discuss the mistakes that can hamper the outcome of teeth whitening treatment. Make sure to keep them in mind and ensure the well-being of your oral health.

Teeth Whitening Mistakes

  • Not consulting a dentist – People often commit the mistake of not consulting a dentist or an oral hygienist before undergoing the teeth whitening treatment. This can be the reason for a serious nightmare. Are you wondering why? Well, it is essential to check your oral cavity for teeth decay or other dental problems. Cavities or decay of teeth can also be the reason for discoloration. In that case, it is important to resolve this issue first before undergoing the teeth whitening treatment. So, never think of going for teeth whitening treatment before scheduling a visit to a dental clinic near you.
  • Eating acidic fruits – Dentists advise to not eat or consume acidic fruits such as orange, lime, plums, etc after a notable span of undergoing teeth whitening treatment. The reason behind it is pretty simple, The acid can be the reason for enamel erosion and pave the path towards teeth decay. It will also expose the second layer of your teeth (dentin) and create serious dental problems accordingly.
  • Use teeth whitening toothpaste – It has been seen that teeth whitening toothpaste are the most bought products. Do not make the mistake of buying this kind of product and overusing it. Teeth whitening toothpaste consist of baking soda, charcoal, or hydrogen peroxide that can do serious damage to the enamel (outermost layer of the teeth). You might be surprised to know that this type of toothpaste can also be the reason for the recession in gums.
  • Not following aftercare tips – Adopting a few aftercare measures is a must if you want to not face the problem of yellow stains on your teeth in the days to come. For example, do not commit the mistake of indulging in poor lifestyle habits such as smoking or consuming tobacco products. This can again cause yellowish teeth and ruin the beauty of your smile. Also try to avoid drinking, tea, coffee, or wine for some time after the treatment and comply with the directions of the dentist. It is mandatory for you to not smoke for at least 24 hours after getting out of the clinic.
  • Keeping our oral hygiene at bay – You must execute the steps related to the maintenance of oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. You should also floss once before brushing. Using an antibacterial mouthwash is a must if you want to keep your mouth clean.

We hope that you have now understood the common teeth whitening mistakes that one should avoid for the best results. Contact Bradley Tew D.D.S for any further questions related to this topic. Your requirement is our priority. 

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