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You deserve a white and attractive smile. Sadly, there are things in the world that can attack your teeth and cause severe discoloration, taking the beauty away from your smile. However, even though this is the case, you don’t have to suffer a stained smile if you don’t want to. There are things you can do to maintain the whiteness and brightness of your teeth.

The first thing you can do is bypass eating and drinking tooth-staining foods and drinks, including coffee, tea, red wine, and dark berries. However, we understand that giving up these things can be tough, so if you decide to consume them, please do so through a straw or brush your teeth after eating or drinking them.

The second thing you can do is clean your smile regularly. This can help you remove the stains from the surfaces of your teeth. Your routine should include brushing, flossing, and rinsing. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and antiseptic mouthwash that have been approved by the American Dental Association. When you brush, it’s recommended to use whitening toothpaste once or twice a week. Then, when you are not using that toothpaste, you can use fluoride toothpaste.

The third thing is to consider touch-up whitening treatments. This is often times needed if you wish to maintain the luster of your smile after a whitening treatment. Sometimes it’s necessary to have a touch-up every six months or after one or two years. If you smoke or if you eat or drink a lot of stain-causing products, you may need a touch-up more frequently.

To learn more about how to maintain your white and brilliant teeth in Barton City, Michigan, contact Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Jewell Lake today at 989-736-7000! Our dental team will be happy to hear from you because we love talking with our patients, answering their questions, and helping them have the healthiest, strongest, and prettiest smiles possible. We look forward to your phone call!