We recently blogged about professional teeth whitening to boost your smile. You may be wondering about ways to keep your smile bright after your teeth whitening procedure. There are a few things you can do to extend the benefit of the procedure.

Try to not let drinks that can cause stains come in direct contact with your teeth. If you drink diet colas or fruit juices for instance, use a straw rather than drinking out of the can or a glass. If you drink coffee, tea, or red wine, drink water after consuming these drinks. Water is naturally very good for the body and will wash away any residue left from the drinks. Water is also a natural way to defend against plaque buildup as well, so it helps fight against the formation of cavities and gum disease.

It is also important to keep up with your routine dental checkups. This is a time for the dentist to remove any plaque build up that can cause a smile to be less than dazzling.

With some added care such as drinking through a straw whenever possible, drinking water after consuming stain-causing liquids, and seeing your dentist routinely all help to extend your teeth whitening procedure.

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