Congratulations! You’ve invested in that whiter, brighter smile and now you need to know how to keep your teeth white after Boost whitening in Bay Shore. There are many things you can do at home to combat staining of your teeth, and Dr. Gary Rosenfeld and your trusted team at East Islip Dental Care have some helpful tips for you.
Brush and Floss Often
This is the best way to ensure that you maintain that brighter smile! Brushing at least twice per day will help remove the debris that can cause staining. You may even want to consider bringing a toothbrush along with you during the day to brush after lunch. Flossing at least once per day is recommended in order to remove food particles and plaque from in between your teeth. Not only are you ensuring a whiter smile when you brush and floss often, you’re also maintaining your oral health!
Avoid Foods and Beverages that Stain Your Teeth
Limiting your consumption of foods and beverages that stain your teeth will also help to preserve your smile. Beware of:
- Coffee and tea
- Red wine
- Dark colas
- Tomato or marinara sauces
Now we know you can’t always avoid these foods and drinks, however if you’re aware of them, you can remember to rinse with water or brush your teeth after eating or drinking them, which will help combat their staining effects.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Your routine cleaning appointments will also help protect your whiter smile. Your hygienist will remove the excess plaque buildup from your teeth and polish them, which helps protects your teeth against surface stains.
Besides cleaning your teeth, these appointments also help protect your oral health since we screen for issues such as tooth decay and gum disease to detect them in their earliest stages.
Contact East Islip Dental Care
For over 30 years, Dr. Gary Rosenfeld and his team have been providing convenient and comprehensive dental care to patients. We welcome patients of all ages to our practice and we’re open seven days a week in order to accommodate any schedule. You’ll find a full range of services for both adults and children provided by caring and skilled dentists at East Islip Dental Care.
If you’re considering teeth whitening in Bay Shore, give us a call today to learn more.