Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White

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Once you have received a whitening treatment at Amber Leaf Family Dental, you are going to want that bright smile to last as long as possible. In addition to our in-office treatment, we can give you a whitening kit to take home. But there are things that you can do along with whitening treatments to keep your smile shining.

First, remember that what you eat can stain your teeth. In addition to being bright red, the tomatoes in pasta sauce contain acids that can cause the color to stick to your teeth. Before the pasta, enjoy a salad with dark green vegetables that will leave a protective film that will help keep the color from clinging to your teeth. Berries are a tasty and nutritious snack and can make a great dessert, but they can easily stain your teeth. After eating berries, you should have a glass of water, or some hard cheese to wash and scrub away those stains. The calcium found in cheese and yogurt can also preserve the look of your teeth.

Coffee, tea and red and even white wine can stain your teeth. Limiting these drinks can keep your teeth white.

Smoking and tobacco use can stain your teeth brown and yellow. Why not celebrate your newly whitened teeth by quitting the habit?

If you are interested in getting a professional teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. will be happy to help. To make an appointment at Amber Leaf Family Dental in Bloomington, Minnesota, call 952.881.0504 today. We’re excited to help you get started on a brighter, whiter smile!