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Congratulations on your teeth whitening treatment! You will look and feel your best with your whiter and brighter smile. Now that you have the smile you have always wanted, you will need to take steps to maintain it.

Your dentist may give you a whitening kit to take home to help you keep your teeth white. There also strips, toothpastes and mouthwashes that contain whitening agents.

Watching what you eat and drink can go a long way to keeping your smile white. Coffee, tea, colored beverages and red wine can discolor your teeth. However white wine contains acids that can also darken your teeth. Dark colored food and additives can stain your teeth as well. Eating leafy green vegetables can put a protective coating over your teeth to keep the stains away. Hard cheese can scrub your teeth, and the calcium in cheese and yogurt can help keep your teeth white. Tobacco use of any kind will also stain your teeth.

One of the best things you can do to keep your teeth white is to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss before bed. Seeing your dentist for your regular cleanings and exams will help you keep your smile bright.

If you are interested in a tooth whitening treatment, our dentist, Dr. Honey Fiasconaro would love to see you. If you live in the Pineville, Louisiana area and would like to make an appointment, call Cenla Dentistry at 318-640-3200 today.