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James C. Lewis, DMD
4101 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 372-7887
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Posts for: December, 2015

By Dr. James Lewis
December 24, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

White teeth help you feel more confident about your appearance. Unfortunately, as we age, teeth tend to become duller and discolored. Dr. James Lewis, your Westfield dentist, is here to share a few teeth whitening tips that will help you keep your smile bright.

Avoid these foods and beveragesTeeth Whitening

Brightly colored foods and beverages can stain your teeth. Avoiding or limiting these foods is the best option, although you may not be able to avoid them entirely. When you do indulge in these foods and drinks, brush your teeth immediately after consuming them or rinse your mouth with water if you can't brush your teeth. The following foods and beverages can stain teeth:

  • Tomato sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Coffee, cola and sports drinks
  • Black tea (Drink herbal, white or green tea instead.)
  • Blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries and red grapes
  • Wine
  • Popsicles, candy and gum

Don't use whitening toothpastes

Whitening toothpastes seem to offer an easy way to brighten your teeth, but frequent use of these toothpastes can actually dull your smile. Whitening toothpastes contain abrasives that remove stains but erode your enamel over time and expose the duller dentin underneath. If you prefer using these toothpastes, don't use them more than once or twice per week.

Try teeth whitening services at your dentist's office

Professional teeth whitening agents are not only more effective than over-the-counter products; they're also gentler on your teeth. Store-bought products can lighten your teeth for a few weeks or months, but if you want to keep your teeth bright, you'll have to reapply the products often. Professional teeth whitening treatments will keep your smile bright for several years if you avoid foods that tend to stain teeth.

Your dentist in Westfield can lighten your teeth up to eight shades during a one-hour session in his office. If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, your dentist can provide you with a take-home kit that will allow you whiten your teeth in just several sessions.

Ready to improve your smile with professional teeth whitening treatment? Call Westfield dentist Dr. James Lewis at (727) 372-7887. Don't you deserve a dazzling smile?

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Dr. James Lewis prides himself on establishing personal relationships with his patients so he can help make their dreams of having a beautiful, healthy smile come true...

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