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Experienced Huntersville NC Dentists Catherine G. Reimels, DDS, FAGD
Michael O. Reimels, DDS, FAGD, FICOI
Matthew R. Miller, DDS
Chad Paterra, DDS
AnnMarie Moshos, DMD
Meredith Stalnaker, DDS

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Congratulations on your newly whitened smile! Zoom whitening was a great choice. Now the question is, how do you maintain your white smile? Keep reading to learn more about certain precautions you can take, and good habits you can implement into your daily routine, to extend the longevity of your whitening treatment and protect your investment. 

Unfortunately, many of the things we love to eat and drink regularly can be some of the biggest contributors to stains and the loss of that white color you worked so hard to achieve – some of those being coffee, tea, soda, and red wine. Cutting these out completely and avoiding any other dark colored food or drinks is your best bet for keeping your smile white, but if you can’t live without them, try a few of our favorite, easy tricks below.

  1. As soon as you are done eating or drinking dark colored food or drinks rinse your mouth with water or, even better, carry a travel size toothbrush with you so you are able to brush your teeth after every snack and cup of coffee throughout your day.
  2. Using a straw can also help prevent staining by avoiding direct contact with your teeth. Drinking coffee, tea, soda, or red wine frequently is often the worst culprit for staining, so using a straw with these beverages specifically can be extremely helpful.
  3. And of course, practicing proper oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily will always help maintain your teeth’s color, as well as your overall oral health.

At Reimels we know this list of food and drinks to avoid is intimidating, and at the end of the day we’re here to help you be able to keep the things you love in your life. You can still enjoy them in a way that will not have as big of a negative impact on your teeth as they normally would!

If you fear your Zoom whitening results may be at risk for reversal, schedule an appointment with us today and we can help with more tips and tricks, or create a custom tray for take-home whitening touch-ups!

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