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If you’ve recently had your teeth whitened, we hope you’re enjoying your newly brightened smile. But did you know that if you aren’t careful your lustrous smile could dull again? And sadly, it could happen more quickly than you might expect. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to avoid this problem. To help you keep your smile as white as possible, we’re happy to discuss a few things you can do—and a few things you should avoid.

Arguably, the most important thing you can do is avoid smoking. Similarly, there are certain staining foods that you should avoid eating. For example, please avoid hard candies—especially the kind that stains your mouth or your tongue. Also, foods like cherries, blueberries, and beets. After you eat, please remember to brush your teeth.

Similarly, there are several drinks you should avoid, including coffee, tea, and red wine. You should also be careful with cola and citrus juices. If you have a hard time giving these drinks, try using a straw. This will contact between staining drinks are your teeth. Also, you should drink plenty of water to rinse food and drink away and to rinse out your smile.

If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us soon. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.