Maintaining the Shine
Once your teeth are whiter, you can maintain that healthy glow through routine dental checkups, proper home care including twice daily brushing with toothpase and flossing. Oral care can get dicey during the summer, with more outdoor snacks and activities keeping you away from a toothbrush. But on-the-go toothbrushes like the Colgate® Wisp® can keep your teeth cleaner after impromptu snacks on vacation. OTC mouthrinses have also been shown to produce results for consumers when used in conjunction with teeth whitening pens, which provide a convenient option for whitening with minimal sensitivity. Whitening pens can be packed easily in a purse or pocket for whitening on the go during busy summer travel days.
Warm seasons are the perfect time of year to pursue teeth whitening for summer and to show off your bright summer grin. Through both in-office and at-home whitening products, you can remove those stains to uncover the luminous smile underneath.
About the author: Emily Boge, RDH, BS, MPAc is currently a health sciences public administration Master's degree candidate at Upper Iowa University and has practiced dental hygiene since 2003 in Manchester, Iowa. She is also the owner of Think Big Dental, a consulting and writing firm specializing in the education of corporations and health professionals on the role of a dental hygienist.