Help Your Whitening Results Last

perfect smile after cosmetic dentistry treatment

Having a bright white smile is one of the most incredible accessories that you can own. A beautiful smile portrays confidence, welcomes others into your presence, and is seen as an attractive quality. Millions of Americans choose to have their teeth whitened each year in the United States. There are highly effective options that can be performed by dentists that provide convenient and reasonably priced results. Many bleaching systems can give outstanding results in just an hour.

While teeth whitening is effective at creating a bright smile, the results are not permanent. Over time, most people’s teeth will revert to the same dullness and discoloration. The good news is that there are easy steps you can take to prolong the results of your teeth whitening procedure to ensure that you get the most out of your investment.

Make Oral Hygiene a Priority

First and foremost, anyone can have a healthy smile that is relatively white by simply practicing good oral hygiene. It is vital that you floss at least once a day and brush at least twice a day to remove dental plaque from your teeth. Plaque is laden with bacteria, and as it builds up on the teeth, it creates a darkness that causes discoloration. Don’t let dirty teeth sabotage your teeth whitening results! Make oral hygiene a priority to keep your smile beautiful and healthy.

Avoid Stain-Causing Foods and Drinks

We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Well, the same can be said for your teeth – “Your teeth reveal what you eat and drink.” Certain foods and drinks are notorious for staining the teeth:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Red wine
  • Alcohol
  • Soda
  • Acidic juice
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries

In order to prolong the results of professional teeth whitening, you should avoid these foods and drinks. As a general rule, if a food or beverage will stain a white shirt, it will stain your teeth. If you do indulge in any of these foods or drinks, make sure you take the time to rinse your mouth afterward to wash away the staining residue that coats your teeth.

Use Whitening Oral Hygiene Products

Nothing will whiten your teeth like a professional whitening treatment, but many over-the-counter products are marketed to help whiten the teeth. These whitening kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes can be used on a daily basis to help maintain your whitening results.

If you are ready to brighten your smile, contact Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry to learn more. We will work hard to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653


Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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Absolutely phenomenal dental office. Not only are the dentists outstanding at their craft but, like every person in the office, they are incredibly friendly and genuine. And that is so important. I earnestly recommend Peninsula if you are looking for the highest quality care, expertise and, equally important, quality people. I would give them 10 stars if I could.
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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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