Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today as it provides fast and effective results in the appearance of your smile.
Here at Ashbury Cosmetic Surgery, located in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, we have helped hundreds of clients achieve a whiter and brighter smile with the help of BEYOND® Whitespa treatment. Many of our patients want to know how they can maintain the amazing results achieved by this product, which is why we have provided a list of useful tips you can implement to help maintain your new pearly whites!
Are you brushing the right way?
Most people brush their teeth in a way that actually strips their enamel, making teeth yellow over time. The Australian Dental Association advises to use a soft bristle brush, either I the form of an electric or manual toothbrush and brushing your teeth at a 45 degree angle instead of straight back and forth motion. Scrubbing teeth like a frying pan not only wears your enamel, it’s also bad for your gums. You should also gently brush for two minutes at least twice a day and floss once a day, preferably before going to bed.
Avoid foods and drinks that stain
It is widely known that anything that can stain a white shirt—coffee, tea, red wine, cola—can also stain your teeth. Anything that’s hot, darkly pigmented and sticky can adhere to your teeth and cause staining. Whenever possible, choose the lighter option in food or drinks you consume: iced cappuccino over espresso, white over red wine, grapefruit juice over cranberry.
The power of saliva and water
Red wine isn’t the only culprit when it comes to staining your teeth. A study at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, found that the high acid levels in white wine temporarily damage the enamel, making teeth weak and especially vulnerable to stains and decay. However, your saliva is a natural remineralizer which counteracts the acid in your mouth. The study found that instead of brushing right after drinking white wine, which can be counterproductive, waiting a half hour to give your saliva a chance to work, and chasing anything acidic with a glass of water produced the best results. Drinking water is the best thing you can do as it takes only 30 seconds for dark pigments to penetrate your enamel. Eating calcium-rich foods, like cheese, with your wine helps to neutralize the acids that yellow teeth.
Choose the right shade of lipstick!
You can also create the illusion of a whiter smile by simply choosing a complimentary shade of lipstick. Choose blue-based lip colours—cherry red, wine, or berry shades, and avoid pearly lipsticks, matte finishes, and beige or brown undertones, which can actually accentuate discoloration.
The beauty of your smile belongs in the hands of an aesthetic professional…
Over the years the foods and beverages we consume can cause stains to build up on our teeth. Regular cleanings can remove some of these stains from the surface of the teeth, but other stains are deeper, found within the structure of the teeth, and these stains require professional cosmetic teeth whitening treatment. For patients who are looking to whiten brighten and enhance the appearance of the smile, BEOYOND® Whitespa may be the perfect solution for you.
The whitening formula in the BEYOND® Whitening Gel penetrates deep into the teeth and is activated by the BEYOND® WhiteSpa Whitening Accelerator. As the gel reaches those stains, they are broken down and destroyed – even the stains located deep inside the teeth. This process wipes away dark compounds that conventional cleanings cannot remove.
Our BEYOND® WhiteSpa Whitening Accelerator contains the most advanced filtering system in the industry, removing all harmful UV and infrared light. This light technology, when used in combination with our specially formulated whitening gel, works quickly to remove years of stains in one simple, safe, and affordable treatment.
The BEYOND® WhiteSpa Treatment is the quickest, gentlest and most effective way to wipe years of stains off your teeth in just one hour. Schedule your BEYOND® WhiteSpa Treatment today and dazzle your friends and colleagues with your sparkling BEYOND® smile!