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How To Preserve Your Whitened Teeth

While visiting Thomas F. Kemlage DDS and Andrew T. Kemlage DDS in Fenton for cosmetic dentistry is a fantastic way to achieve that beautiful white smile you've been dreaming of, what many Fenton residents don't realize is that cosmetic dentistry is only the first step. Once you go home, you have to continue good oral health habits if you want to keep your smile looking bright and white for years to come. Here are some things you need to do.

Avoid Foods and Beverages that Stain

Certain foods and beverages, including blueberries, soy sauce, red wine and coffee, are known to stain teeth. Consume too much of them or neglect to brush or rinse immediately after consuming them and your teeth are likely to stain as a result.

Brush and Rinse Frequently

While some foods are worse than others, any food has the potential to stain your teeth if you don't follow proper oral hygiene afterwards. Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day and rinse after you eat - even if it's just with water - to keep your teeth clean and beautifully white.

Quit Smoking

Smoking isn't just bad for your health; it's bad for your teeth as well. Smoking--even infrequent smoking--can lead to tooth discoloration, among many other things. If you want to protect your teeth and your health, quit smoking as soon as you can.

Visit for Regular Touch-Ups

Teeth whitening isn't usually a one-time procedure. As we age and continue to eat foods that harm our teeth, it eventually becomes necessary to whiten them again. Visiting our practice in Fenton for touch-up cosmetic dentistry doesn't mean that the original treatment didn't work. It only means that you care about your teeth and you want to keep them looking great over time.

If you are seeking quality and professional cosmetic dentistry in Fenton, look no further than Kemlage Family Dentistry. We won't just help you achieve the perfect white smile; we'll help you keep it white as well. Call and make an appointment today.

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