Your whitening treatment will not last forever. Follow these easy steps to maintain it for a longer period of time:
1) Brush 2-3 times a day with a soft toothbrush (a hard toothbrush will only wear away enamel and cause thinning and yellowing of the teeth).
2) Rinse with a mouth rinse such as Listerine 1 time per day. You can also use a whitening rinse before brushing (only use this for 2 weeks at a time).
4)Rinse with water or brush after eating or drinking anything dark in colour.
5)Drink your coffee through a straw.
3) Visit your dental hygienist at least 2 times per year for a thorough dental cleaning.
4) Touch-up your whitening with another in office treatment 1-2 times per year.
Emma Johnson is the owner of Pearl Boutique, a clinic that specializes in teeth whitening. She is a registered dental hygienist and completed her diploma at Camosun College, which offers one of the best recognized dental hygiene programs in Canada. Emma also holds a health science degree in kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley.