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How To Care For Your New, Fresh Smile

If you’ve recently had your a teeth whitening service in Palm Beach there are a few precautions you can take to make sure that your fresh smile stays bright, white, and beautiful for as long as possible. The team at Seaglass Dental Care loves to be able to boost our patients’ confidence with a beautiful whitening, so here’s how to keep your teeth looking great when you leave the office:

Avoid Food And Drinks That Can Stain Your Teeth

Acidic foods and beverages, and bright pigments can stain your teeth. The most common culprits that cause tooth stains include:

Red wine
Tomato sauce
Soy sauce
Some berries, such as blueberries and blackberries
Balsamic vinegar
Some of your favorite meals and drinks may be on this list, so we understand that you may not want to completely avoid these items. If you do consume anything that can stain your teeth, brush your teeth immediately afterward, or at least rinse with mouthwash or water. This will help prevent a stain from setting on your enamel.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

One of the best ways you can keep your smile bright is by practicing good oral hygiene. Brushing with a whitening toothpaste 2-3 times per day for at least 2 minutes will help you maintain a bright smile, and it will eliminate surface stains and prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. Flossing at least once per day is also essential.

Come to Seaglass Dental Care for regular cleanings and oral exams every six months. The special tools and high-powered brushes that we use to clean your teeth can remove plaque and tartar that you are unable to remove yourself, leading to a cleaner, brighter smile.

Discontinue Tobacco Use

If you use tobacco, whether you smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or even use oral tobacco like dip, your teeth will become stained. Tobacco use also increases your risk of decay and gum disease. For these reasons, along with the numerous other negative health effects caused by tobacco use, ceasing tobacco use is essential when it comes to maintaining a bright smile.

Consider Touch-Up Treatments

Even if you take all of these precautions, your teeth may still become stained or yellowed. Staining is not uncommon and it is part of the natural aging process, even when you do your best to keep your teeth bright. With a quick touch-up whitening, you can restore your smile and the bright, white shine of your natural enamel.

Keep Your Smile Bright: Come In For A Cleaning Or Touch-Up Today!

Maintaining a bright, white smile takes a bit of effort, but the results are well worth it. Teeth whitening helps you feel more comfortable and confident with your smile, and can improve your emotional well-being. Whether you need a touch-up or a cleaning to maintain your smile, contact us today! As an experienced cosmetic Dentist in N Palm Beach, Dr. Schmitt will ensure that your smile looks bright and beautiful. Give us a call at (561) 581-5001, or stop by our office at 384 Northlake Blvd, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 for an appointment.

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