Many of our Santa Monica patients wish they could keep their teeth whiter at home. While teeth whitening with our custom-fitted trays will give you the whitest smile, there are simple steps you can take every day to keep your teeth whiter.

  • Maintain a good oral hygiene routine. Make sure to brush and floss each day, especially after meals. The cleaner your teeth are, the whiter they will look.
  • Avoid teeth staining liquids like red wine, coffee, and tea. Daily consumption of these fluids will darken your teeth over time. Try drinking through a straw if you can’t give them up completely.
  • Eat your fruits and vegetables. Chewing on fibrous fruits and vegetables, like apples, celery and carrots, helps to clean your teeth by increasing saliva production.
  • Get your daily dose of dairy. Chewing on hard cheese after a meal can help remove other food particles, and dairy products with calcium and vitamin D are good for your teeth and jawbones.

If you are interested in how professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile, please call 310-734-2511 or contact Brightleaf Cosmetic & Holistic Dentistry to schedule your consultation with Santa Monica dentist Dr. Ana Brightleaf.