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- Act Fast
The sooner you get to stains, the less likely they are to stick. Break out the toothbrush as soon as possible after eating culprit foods including coffee, tea, marinara sauce, and red wine.
- Chew on This
No brush? No biggie. In a pinch, any gum that’s sugar-free (an absolute must for dodging tooth decay) can help keep your pearly whites gleaming. Even rinsing with a swig of water or chomping on some crudités does the trick; heavy chewing generates saliva.
- Make Fluoride Your Friend
A whitening toothpaste that also contains fluoride is your best bet; it helps strengthen the tooth’s enamel, which is more porous after bleaching. This will also soothe sensitivity and prevent stains and plaque from ruining your smile.
- Brush Up On Brushing
While most of us probably abide by the twice-a-day mandate, a cursory 30-second cleaning isn’t really cutting it to rid teeth of plaque or bacteria that stain enamel. You actually need to brush for a full two minutes—and cover the entire terrain. Brush each “quadrant” of the mouth (upper right, lower right, upper left, lower left) for approximately 30 seconds each.
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