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Having a white and bright smile is quite convenient, which is why you chose to whiten your smile in the first place, right? Well, professional whitening results can give you the smile you’re looking for, but it won’t last forever. Fortunately, there are things you can do to maintain your smile’s whiteness for a longer amount of time. Our dentist, Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem, is happy to tell you all about them!

The first thing you can do is use whitening toothpaste. This can help you remove the surface stains from your chompers before they get a chance to seep into the enamel and become harder to remove. The longer you wait, the more difficult the stains will be to wash away. Before you purchase a whitening toothpaste, make sure it has been approved by the American Dental Association.

The second thing you can do is brush or rinse immediately after consuming something that can stain your teeth. This can help you wash the stain particles away before they attack and alter the enamel. If the food or beverage can stain fabric, it can stain your teeth.

The third thing you can do is use a straw when you drink dark beverages. This makes it possible to drink the beverage and reduce the chances of staining. This is because the beverages pass the teeth and avoid the enamel altogether. This is a great option if you can’t avoid the stain-causing drink in the first place.

To learn more about how to maintain a white smile in Homestead, Florida, please contact American Dental Center Homestead at 305-247-8823 and talk to a member of our dental team. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you can have the knowledge you need to maintain the smile of your dreams. We look forward to helping you!