You finally got your pearly whites back from the brink of becoming permanently yellowed and dull. You followed a good whitening procedure, and you love the results, but you know that you will need to work to make them last. Here are some tips for keeping your whitened teeth whiter. More information is available here. The first and easiest step to follow is to make sure to brush your teeth twice each day. As simple as this may sound, keeping your teeth clean is going to help keep them whiter. Make sure to follow a brushing with a proper flossing. You can also use an antiseptic mouthwash to further combat plaque that causes tooth enamel to become dull. Since you have worked to get your teeth particularly white, you can maintain the whiteness by implementing the use of a whitening toothpaste again. Make sure you only use it once or twice each week. You want to take advantage of its abilities to remove any surface stains and prevent your teeth from yellowing again. If you are a coffee, tea or wine drinker you might want to cut out drinking these beverages. If that does not appeal to you, you could make sure to follow up any indulgence by rinsing your mouth out with water. You could even try using a coffee stirrer to sip your beverage so your teeth are spared exposure to the dulling elements of coffee or tea. If you love wine, stick to white wine to further work to keep your newly brightened smile from dulling. Dont forget that dark colas are also bad for a white smile. Either drink these beverages sparingly through a straw or choose clear colas instead. Many people enjoy drinking orange juice because of its nutritional value. But, orange juice is highly acidic and can wear your tooth enamel down and thereby increase the chances of yellowing your teeth again. When you drink orange juice or any other acidic fruit beverage, follow it with a swish of water to remove the acids from your mouth as quickly as you can. You probably know that when you do undergo a whitening procedure your teeth often can risk becoming dull or yellow after discontinuing that procedure. Chances are that if you follow the tips outlined above, you should be able to maintain your bright, white smile for a long time. If you are concerned about your teeth becoming discolored after getting a professional whitening treatment or after using over-the-counter treatments, just be cautious about re-doing any further treatments. It can be tempting to stay on a get-white regimen, but too much use of whiteners of any kind can cause your teeth to become sensitive and painful. Your gums can also be affected by these treatments. You invested time and money in that beautiful smile, so take the time to do what it takes to keep your whitened teeth whiter. Your dentist can further help you if you have any questions or concerns.