Maintaining a White Smile

By Gary W. Machiko, DMD
April 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

How your dentists in Wexford, PA, can help you have a white smile

A white smile is more appealing and can increase your self-confidence. Therefore, it is important to know how to keep your smile white. Dr. Gary W. Machiko and Dr. Leslie Pasco at LiveWell Dentistry in Wexford, PA, offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including professional teeth whitening to help you have a sensational smile.

Of course, you can try over-the-counter whitening products, but many of them contain harsh chemicals and abrasive agents that can make your teeth sensitive. Additionally, they will not give you the dramatic results you want, or last for as long as you would like.

A better choice is professional teeth whitening. With professional teeth whitening, you can:

  • Whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter
  • Have results that can last up to 5 years
  • Achieve quick results, in as little as one hour

Benefit from products that have been tested and approved by the American Dental Association

You can choose from the speedy in-office whitening treatment, which is the quickest way to a brilliant smile. You can also choose the convenient at-home whitening kit so you can whiten your smile at your own pace, in the privacy of your home.

Once you have achieved your brilliant white smile, you can do a lot to keep your smile looking great. In order to maintain a white smile, remember to:

  • Stop using tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco
  • Avoid or limit drinking coffee, black tea, or red wine
  • Avoid eating many berries or cherries

When you do eat or drink darkly-pigmented foods or beverages, try to brush your teeth or at least rinse your mouth afterward. This will help to rinse the pigments and residue off of your teeth.

You have a beautiful white smile, and you can do a lot to keep it that way. To learn more about maintaining your white smile and professional teeth whitening in general, talk with Dr. Gary W. Machiko and Dr. Leslie Pasco of LiveWell Dentistry in Wexford, PA, at (724) 719-2866.