Of course, if you have already got badly stained teeth, you should undergo a professional laser teeth whitening treatment, but after that you need to learn how to maintain your teeth white and beautiful.
Brushing and flossing your teeth is important. When you do brushing and flossing on a regular basis, you will maintain your teeth not only clean, but also white and healthy shining.
Make sure to use a soft toothbrush rather than one with hard bristles, and buy yourself a toothpaste with fluoride content. Alternate using this toothpaste with a toothpaste that contains whitening agents.
Using continuously whitening toothpastes is not healthy, because the abrasive agents might easily damage your enamel. When the enamel is damaged, the dentin becomes exposed, and this is not good for the health of the tooth.
Water is important not only for overall health, and in order to keep hydrated, but also in order to keep your teeth healthy. Water helps flushing all kinds of harmful particles from the surface of your teeth and from your mouth in general. With water, you also help saliva production, which is a natural protector of your teeth and mouth.
Do away with bad habits like smoking or drinking alcohol. Smoking will only aggravate the formation of plaque, and will stain your teeth. Drinking is also very bad for oral health, and according to many health records, too many heavy drinkers end up with oral cancer later in life.
Coffee and black tea- these should be consumed with moderation. If you cannot give up drinking coffee, after having your morning caffeine make sure to brush your teeth, or at least rinse vigorously your mouth with pure water.
From time to time, you can use the teeth whitening kits available at pharmacies or grocery stores. These are inexpensive but you might have to wear a mouthguard overnight for about two weeks.
These home whitening kits should be used no more than 2 times per year. Using them too often will weaken your enamel, sand leave you with ultra sensitive teeth.