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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Teeth whitening can be simple once you know what to do. To get more information, visit Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL. Her practice is the perfect place to explore tooth whitening both at home and in the office.

Here are some tips on maintaining a grin that gleams:
 

Avoid certain foods

Chocolate, red wine, coffee, and black tea -- all of these can cause stains over time. As our teeth age and stain, it’s tempting to hide our smile. Foods and beverages with lots of pigment and are sometimes hard to brush away. Keep a shiny smile by consuming in moderation.

Quit smoking

Tar deposits on the teeth and unfresh breath are just two of the side effects of tobacco use. The residues can cause stains on the teeth, gums, and lead to tooth loss.

Clean in between

Floss between the teeth daily. Use a Waterpik or manual floss, taking care to put extra effort into cleaning tight spaces. Food particles get stuck in between teeth. Removing the plaque that accumulates around teeth helps to ensure a better result when using at-home whitening kits.

Brush each day

Brush your teeth twice daily. Regular cleansing of the teeth helps remove stains that accumulate on the enamel. For stubborn stains, ask your dentist if you are a great candidate for veneers.

Make sure to replace your brush heads every three months to maintain proper cleaning power.

Over the counter treatments

At-home treatments have enough active ingredients to be effective at keeping your teeth white and shiny in-between visits. Ask your dentist about Philips Zoom!, and other professional techniques to maintain a great smile.

Lastly, a thorough cleaning will set you up to win against stained teeth. Call Dr. Marchan in Jacksonville, FL, at (904) 221-5678 to schedule an appointment today.