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Dr. Andriy Krayniy and
Dr. Rosemarie Zimmerman

How can I make my teeth whitening treatment last?

Professional teeth whitening at the NYC dental office of Dr. Andriy Krayniy and Dr. Rosemarie Zimmerman can make a dramatic difference to your smile and overall appearance. It’s such a joy to smile with confidence again! Of course, you want that great feeling to last as long as possible, so here are a few tips that will help extend the results of your teeth whitening treatment:

  • Practice excellent oral hygiene: Diligent brushing and flossing can do a lot to maintain your bright, white smile. Also, routine teeth cleanings every six months remove plaque and tartar that dulls your smile and leaves a bright, fresh smile behind. 
  • Avoid stain-producing foods: There's a long list of foods and beverages that can quickly undo the bright effects of a professional teeth whitening treatment. Some that you need to be aware of are coffee, dark tea, red wine, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, tomato sauce, and dark berries. A good rule of thumb is that if it stains your clothes, it will probably stain your teeth.
  • Stop smoking: Smoking cigarettes, cigars, or pipes are dangerous to your health and can leave ugly brown stains on your teeth. You can smoke, or you can have white teeth, but you can't have both!
  • Monthly touch-ups: As part of your professional treatment, we'll also give you a customized take-home whitening kit. Use the kit every month to touch up the brightness of your smile at home.

We want you to enjoy your beautiful, bright smile for as long as possible. Follow these simple guidelines, and you can easily extend the results of your teeth whitening treatment. 

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