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The Best Teeth Whitening Methods to Maintain a Bright Smile

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While we all wish that teeth whitening would keep teeth bright forever, the effects of staining foods and drinks can make more stains appear. To help your teeth whitening efforts longer, try these stain-fighting strategies.

Stay Away from Staining Substances

The best teeth whitening method for maintenance is avoiding stains altogether. Unfortunately, this is impossible since so many of the food and beverages we choose have the power to stain your smile. Since you can’t totally stay away from these products, stay smart about consuming them by choosing lighter foods when you can and using a straw when drinking dark beverages.

Brush Away Signs of Stains

After consuming staining foods or drinks, try to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth immediately to remove any remnants of products.

Keep Teeth in Sparkling Condition

According to dentists, maintaining good oral health is one of the best teeth whitening tips for keeping teeth bright. Brush at least twice daily and floss at least once daily to remove plaque and stains before they build up. Consider occasionally using a whitening toothpaste, which has strong abrasives that can scrub away stains. But since these stronger teeth whitening pastes can easily damage tooth enamel, only use them once a week.

Touch Up Teeth Over Time

Even the best teeth whitening method requires touch-up treatments. The frequency of these follow-ups is based on the way you whitened and how often teeth are exposed to stains from food, drinks, or smoking. Yet it may be time for a touch-up every six months or every couple of years.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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