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Do you want to maintain a white and bright smile for a lifetime? If so, Dr. Steven Rodriguez and our dental team are happy to help you! We have the tips and information you’re looking for. Maintaining a white smile can be tricky, but it’s not as difficult as it might seem.

The first thing you should do is avoid consuming foods and drinks that can stain your smile. Some tooth-staining products include dark berries, tea, coffee, and red wine. Now, our dental team knows that sacrificing these things can be challenging, so if you decide to eat or drink them, we encourage you to brush your teeth after eating them or drink them through a straw.

The second thing you should do is clean your teeth regularly. You can do so by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing your mouth daily. While you clean your smile, it’s recommended to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss, and antiseptic mouthwash. Feel free to use whitening toothpaste once or twice a week.

The third thing you should do is consider touch-up whitening treatments. This can help you maintain the luster provided by your professional or over-the-counter treatments. Oftentimes touch-ups are recommended every six months or one or two years following treatment. If you have teeth-staining habits, you may need a touch-up more often.

Call Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Manchester today at 734-428-8000 if you would like to know more or if you have any questions about how to maintain a white smile in Manchester, Michigan. Our dental team wants to help you achieve your smile goals and we will be happy to assist you, so please don’t be afraid to call us now! We look forward to hearing from you.