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Congratulations on whitening your teeth. You have a dazzling new smile that will impress everyone you meet. Now, you have to keep it that way.

First of all, if you smoke or use tobacco, why not use your new smile as the perfect occasion to kick the habit? Aside from the health problems associated with tobacco, it stains your teeth brown. Nicotine will turn them yellow. Maybe it’s time to set tobacco aside.

On the other hand, there are things you can do to make sure you keep that beautiful look for your teeth. The first is to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Our dentist, Dr. Cory Williams can recommend toothpaste and mouthwashes that can help.

Your diet is also an important factor. Hard cheeses are rich in calcium and can also scrub your teeth as you eat them. The same goes for crunchy fruits and vegetables. These also help stimulate the production of saliva, which will clean your teeth as well.

Dark colored foods and drinks can darken your grin, so be sure to enjoy them with plenty of water to wash away the stains.

If you want to know more about how to get and keep a whiter smile, we would be happy to help. If you would like to schedule an appointment at Cory Williams, DDS in Wilmington, North Carolina, we invite you to call 910-763-1072 today to plan your visit.