Tips to Maintain Your Bright White Smile
If you have recently whitened your teeth and are looking for ways to keep your teeth bright and white, there are a few easy steps you can take to keep stains at bay.
Avoid Staining Food and Drinks
One of the most important things you can do to prevent tooth discoloration is to avoid eating and drinking foods that can stain your teeth. Foods such as pasta sauce, dark berries such as blueberries and drinks such as coffee, tea and red wine all havethe ability to stain your teeth.
Use a Straw
Using a straw when you drink will keep liquids away from your teeth. If you cannot stop drinking your morning coffee, try drinking with a straw to limit its contact with your teeth. If you are unable to use a straw, drink water after drinking staining beverages to wash away any potential stains.
Not only is it good for your health but also for your teeth! Teeth are naturally porous, and the nicotine and tar present in cigarettes build up in the pores, causing significant tooth discoloration over time.
Good Oral Hygiene
Brushing and flossing your teeth is also important in maintaining your pearly whites. Brushing your teeth after eating and drinking staining foods will help deter stain-causing plaque from sitting on your teeth too long and causing damage.
Take the Steps Towards a Whiter Smile
While doing the above steps will help prevent your teeth from staining, you may want to consider professional whitening treatments to keep your teeth vibrant and white. A whitening toothpaste and mouthwash can also help to keep your teeth white. Herald Square Dental offers Zoom and other whitening options, give us a call if you want to learn more!
If you want a bright, beautiful, confidence-enhancing smile, contact our office at 212-689-0024 to learn more about teeth whitening!
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