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As you probably know, your smile can lead to a great first impression or a disappointing one. For this reason—along with a variety of others—Americans spend millions of dollars every year on teeth whitening.

Sadly, many people find the results of their whitening don’t last as long as they want. While a dentist can whiten your teeth, there is little they can do to keep your teeth clean. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your pearly whites radiant.

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 look forward to hearing from you.