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Did you just whiten your smile with a professional or over-the-counter whitening treatment? If so, you are probably wondering how you can maintain the results. Well, our dentists, Drs. Niles and Niles-Smith, are happy to help you because having a whiter and brighter smile can be quite beneficial. So, if you want to keep the whitening results as long as possible, we encourage you to do the following things:

-Avoid tooth-staining substances: Some things that cause tooth stains include coffee, tea, cola, red wine, tomato sauce and other dark products you eat and drink. If you have to drink a dark drink, it’s best to do so through a straw so it limits the contact with the teeth.

-Avoid tobacco: Tobacco is a major cause of tooth discoloration. Smoking and using tobacco products can completely wipe away all whitening results you have. So, avoid using tobacco at all costs.

-Use whitening toothpaste: Whitening toothpaste can help you maintain your results because it will remove minor stains from your teeth each day. So, talk to our dental team about a whitening toothpaste that is right for you.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to maintain white teeth in Woodbridge, Virginia, please reach out to Niles Dental at 703.494.4101. When you contact our dental team, we will be more than happy to help you.