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4 Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White

April 27, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Adam Spriggs
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No one can keep a beautiful white smile without putting in a little effort. Everyone wants their teeth to be bright and healthy, but it takes a combination of professional dental treatment and excellent at-home care to achieve the smile you want. The Smile Shop offers cosmetic dentistry, including professional teeth whitening, to patients who desire to enhance their smile’s appearance. 

Professional Teeth Whitening in Durham, NC 

Professional teeth whitening is the best treatment for reliably and dramatically lightening stains and discoloration. Your cosmetic dentist can safely lift stubborn stains from your teeth using professional-grade bleaching agents and other specialized tools. Professional teeth whitening at The Smile Shop can be completed in a single dental appointment so that you can enjoy a refreshed smile in no time!

If you prefer to whiten your teeth at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home, we provide patients with take-home whitening kits. We carefully review the instructions with you before your treatment begins, so you know how to use the kit correctly and safely. Take-home kits may take a little longer, perhaps a few weeks, but this also depends on your specific aesthetic goals and the current condition of your teeth. 

In addition to receiving professional teeth whitening, you must stay proactive in caring for your smile, or the stains will emerge again. 

Here are four tips for warding off stains and keeping your smile bright and beautiful:

#1 Brush twice daily with ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste.

Fluoride protects your enamel and can help keep your teeth clean and cavity-free. 

#2 Floss between your teeth at least once daily.

Flossing removes particles and bacteria from hard-to-reach spaces between teeth. 

#3 Reduce your intake of sugary and acidic foods and drinks.

Cutting back on consuming dark-hued, sugary, or acidic food and drinks (i.e., soda, tomato sauce, blackberries) can keep your teeth looking fresh and bright. 

#4 Rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after meals.

Using mouthwash or swishing water around in your mouth after meals can dislodge food particles, wash away sugary food traces, and give your teeth a quick refresher.

Get Photo-Ready with Professional Teeth Whitening in Durham, NC

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to teeth whitening. Everyone has a unique smile, and everyone may require a different treatment to care for their teeth and reach their aesthetic goals. That’s why The Smile Shop offers customized teeth whitening at our conveniently located dental office in Durham, NC. If you would like to book a teeth whitening consultation, please give us a call at (919) 941-5549. 

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