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Patients are increasingly looking for ways to brighten their pearly whites. And no wonder; Oral B ran a survey in Britain and found the following results:

A whiter smile makes others view you as younger, more attractive, and wealthier. The survey also suggested that a brighter smile makes you look 5 years younger, even better than having a facelift. And finally, it indicated that whiter teeth made you look smarter and more educated, in addition to wealthier.

So, what can you do to keep your pearly whites looking their best?

–No bones about it; brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes to clean them thoroughly.
–Brush using a soft-bristled toothbrush and teeth whitening toothpaste. Make sure they carry the ADA Seal of approval.
–Next up, floss between your teeth and along the gumline.
–Limit or avoid enamel-staining foods like tea, coffee, and red wine.
–Do you smoke or use tobacco products regularly? There’s no better teeth whitening treatment then stopping this habit.
–Maintain all six-month dental cleanings to remove hardened tartar and get a checkup.

If you are looking for whiter, brighter teeth to better your appearance, we invite you to speak with our dentist about your dentistry options. Some products may work better for you than others, depending on your needs. There are ADA approved whitening products on the market that have been proven both safe and effective.

To learn more about our in-house and at-home whitening options for you, please call our Celenza, Frank DDS, PC team at 212-327-2623 . Our doctor, Dr. Frank Celenza in New York, New York is ready to help you look and feel your best when it comes to your smile!