Follow THESE Tips & Tricks To Keep Your Smile Glowing White!

Follow THESE Tips & Tricks To Keep Your Smile Glowing White!

Follow THESE Tips & Tricks To Keep Your Smile Glowing White!

Have you recently whitened your teeth? We bet that right about now, you’re wondering how long that dazzling smile will last. At Zimba, we recommend a two-week treatment every six months for optimal results—but in the meantime, we’ve got a handful of helpful tips and tricks for keeping your pearly whites glowing!


Avoid Foods + Drinks With Staining Power

A lot of things we regularly consume may contribute to the dreaded yellowing process. We’re talking about favorites like…

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Fruit Juices
  • Sodas
  • Berries
  • Chocolate
  • Beets
  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Colorful Spices (like curry, paprika, turmeric, etc.)
  • Dark Sauces (like tomato sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, etc.)
  • Naturally + Artificially Colored Snacks & Candy

Of course, not many people are willing to forgo their morning cup of java or their daily spinach salad for the sake of their teeth, right? That’s why it’s best to make sure you always brush within one hour of consumption to ensure those stains don’t set into your enamel and undo all that whitening you’ve done! One good rule to follow? If it stains your clothes, it will probably also have the same effect on your white smile.


Be Extra Careful With Acid

Some acidic foods and beverages can affect your pearly whites by opening up the pores, known as tubules, in your tooth enamel and making them more susceptible to stains. So, which foods make the list? Oranges, lemons, limes, mangoes, kiwis, soda, pickles, tomatoes, vinegars, and more. 


To keep these acidic options in your diet, you should remember to brush your teeth within an hour of consuming them; however, another option is to prioritize using straws when you can to lessen the amount of contact your teeth have with these substances.


Cut Back On Your Tobacco Use

Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco are two of the fastest ways to re-stain your teeth. Why? Because these products create a lot of tar that can quickly build up on your smile and alter its appearance. Additionally, these habits are generally bad for your body, making oral health a bit more challenging. Tobacco can irreparably damage your gums, which can cause bad breath and staining! So, if you’ve put in the effort to whiten your smile, it might be the boost you needed to kick that nasty habit once and for all. If you can’t live without those cigarettes, though? You guessed it—make sure you brush your teeth immediately after smoking, ideally within an hour!


Avoid Colored Dental Hygiene Products

You know those red, green, or even blue toothpastes and mouthwashes sitting on your bathroom sink right now? They may be doing more harm than good for your new white smile! That’s because these products utilize food-safe dyes that generally offer no benefits to your oral health. Are you wondering why dental hygiene companies even use these colorings? Simple—for branding purposes! That’s why it’s often wise to ditch these options in favor of clear or white ones after a whitening treatment. Instead, reach for enamel-safe products, like Zimba’s Whitening Powders and Touch-Up Pens!


Favor A Diet With Clean Foods

Eating right isn’t just for your bodily health and wellness! Choosing to opt for a clean diet packed with the right fruits and vegetables can protect your smile with their crunchy texture by aiding in the scrubbing process and increasing your salivary glands’ productivity. The more saliva you have, the better prepared your mouth is to combat acidity. So, what kinds of foods should you favor? We recommend…

  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • And More!

In addition to these produce options, it’s vital to increase your calcium intake to fortify your teeth and keep them safe from decay and other stain inducing processes.



See? There are lots of ways you can restain your teeth after spending your hard-earned dollars and limited free time making them glow! But stick with these tips and tricks—especially during the first 48 hours after treatment—to keep your dazzling pearly whites sparkling for far longer! Have questions? Reach out to us here at Zimba, and we’ll point you in the right direction of the almost-too-white-smile of your dreams.



GRAPHIC OPTIONS

  • Eating Or Drinking Your Favorite Stain Causers? Don’t Forget To Brush Right Away!
  • Try Using A Straw To Avoid Excessive Contact With Acids!
  • Support Dental Hygiene With A Clean Diet!

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