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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

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Charleston, SC 29407

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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…

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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…

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Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance believes dentistry goes far beyond just treating teeth – it’s about building lasting relationships and making a genuine difference in the lives of his patients. Dr. Severance was raised in Florence, South Carolina and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his…

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