Importance Of Teeth Cleaning and Teeth Whitening

Importance Of Teeth Cleaning and Teeth Whitening
Posted on 06/30/2021

At Federici Dental, we strive to educate our patients on everything about dental and oral health. Not only is it important to us that our patients get a better-looking smile, but that they feel great as well! Because of our holistic approach, we make sure that our patients receive the highest quality care with all of the treatments we provide. And if you’re thinking about whitening your teeth, you also have to remember to keep your teeth clean afterward. Both are one and the same, so let’s dive in.

Teeth Whitening

What is teeth whitening? Can it be professionally done? Teeth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces. By using a special clinical-strength hydrogen peroxide gel, your dentist will perform the procedure that is safe and simple to do. Depending on how stained your teeth are, a teeth whitening treatment can take up to multiple visits within a year. And while you can whiten your teeth at home using DIY kits and over-the-counter products, your dentist will have the necessary tools and materials that are more stronger and effective. However, it’s important to remember what to do once you’ve left the dentist’s office for your results to last longer.

Teeth Cleaning

To keep your teeth white, you must keep them clean so the results can last longer. The best thing to do is to avoid certain foods and consume them in moderation. These include:

  • Red wine
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Berries/Fruit Juices
  • Dark cola
  • Curries/Tomato Sauces
  • Beets
  • Soy Sauce/Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sweets

These foods cause staining because of their dark pigment and high acidic content.

Another thing to remember is to always keep up your daily oral hygiene routine by brushing at least twice a day, flossing, and using mouthwash. Since plaque attracts staining substances, reducing plaque, in general, will help reduce overall discoloration.

How We Can Help!

If you are thinking about getting your teeth professionally whitened by a dentist, remember these tips to sustain the results you want. If you are thinking about getting your teeth professionally whitened, or if you need a dental check-up, contact us today! At Federici Dental, we are proud to provide all types of comprehensive treatments to the Manahawkin community! Our staff looks forward to helping you!