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Everyone wants a bright, white smile. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that can darken your grin over time. Dark colored food and beverages can stain your teeth. Even white wine can change your tooth color since it has a high acid content. If you use tobacco, you should know that tobacco stains your teeth brown, and nicotine will turn them yellow.

There are plenty of products on the market that make the claim that they can whiten your teeth. There are kits, gels, and strips on the store shelves, and many toothpastes and mouthwashes that have whitening additives. But, many over-the-counter products may not do everything that they advertise, and not every product is right for every person.

If you want a whitening treatment that is safe and effective, you should talk to our doctors, Drs. Spencer and Moshea about a whitening treatment. Our doctors favor an at-home whitening method they can help explain to you. It can whiten your teeth at your convenience.

Once you have finished your whitening treatment, you will need to take steps to keep your gleaming grin. If you use tobacco, now would be a good time to think about quitting. If you enjoy dark-colored foods and drinks, you should do so in moderation, and have them with a glass of water. Of course, you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day.

If you are ready to brighten your smile, we would love to see you. If you live in the Jacksonville, Florida, area, you can call 904.355.5531 to schedule your appointment at Riverside Dental.