About Keeping Your Smile White

smilewhiteorangeflowerIf your smile has begun to discolor or fade or if you are dealing with overall yellowing or darkening, you are probably interested in learning more about cosmetic treatment that can brighten your grin. Or, if you have visited us for teeth whitening, you are probably wondering what you can do to keep your teeth white. Fortunately, we are prepared to offer you all the advice you need to enjoy and to maintain a glittering smile. It’s easier than you may think – read further for more details:

Visit Us For Cleanings

Even with daily brushing and flossing – which is extremely important, by the way – you cannot thoroughly clean your teeth through your own efforts. In fact, you can remove some of the plaque that sticks to your teeth but without six-month dental cleanings, some plaque will remain. This can lead to tooth decay or gum disease, both of which may affect the esthetic value of your smile. Keep your teeth truly clean with dental cleanings.

Clean Your Teeth At Home

You eat and drink every single day. When foods and beverages remain on your teeth, they have the power to result in staining and discoloration. Keep in mind that even if you don’t eat highly staining foods, natural aging will still usually result in discoloration. However, if you indulge quite often in staining agents like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries – or if you use tobacco products – staining is likely. Fortunately, brushing your teeth and flossing can help prevent staining, while keeping newly whitened teeth looking fresh. Brush two times a day every single day. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and make sure you brush for two minutes each time. Floss once a day, too.

Consider Cosmetic Treatments

Dealing with allover discoloration, concentrated stains, or super deep hard-to-treat stains? We can address all of these concerns with cosmetic dentistry, so you achieve a whiter smile. We offer:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Bonding


James Stewart, DDS, and our compassionate staff proudly serve patients of all ages from Livonia, Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Northville, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.