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How to Keep Your Teeth White after Holiday Meals

The holiday season is here, and you need to keep your teeth white for all those festive pictures with your family and friends. Holiday meals are often complimented with red wine, hot chocolate, coffee and other beverages and food that stain teeth. Keeping your teeth white after holiday meals don’t need to be challenging. How do you enjoy eating delicious holiday meals and maintain your bright white smile? Continue reading to find out!

Brush and Floss

Brush and floss after every meal to prevent stains from settling into the enamel. This is easy to do when you are at home, but you also need to do it when you are at a holiday party, event, restaurant or someone else’s home during the holiday season. Carry a travel size toothbrush, floss, whitening toothpaste, and mouthwash with you at all times. Do your best to brush immediately after eating or drinking stain-causing food and drinks.

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Carry a Teeth Whitening Pen

Teeth whitening pens are convenient tools that help keep your teeth looking white. They are designed to be similar to the size of a standard pen which allows you to carry it in your pocket, purse, large wallet, briefcase, and luggage. The Dr. Smiles Pop & Prime teeth whitening pen has a red exterior that resembles a lipstick case to assure your privacy when using the pen in a public restroom. This pen works in just 15 seconds and doesn’t require rinsing afterward.

Chew Gum

Sometimes you might not have access to privacy for brushing and flossing after a holiday meal. So, choose the next best thing by chewing sugarless gum. The action of chewing produces saliva and helps wash away residue from food and drinks away from your teeth. This helps to prevent discoloration and is an excellent option during those moments when you can’t escape to a restroom to properly brush your teeth or use a whitening pen.

Rinse with Water

Chances are you will occasionally forget to bring along your trusty toothbrush, toothpaste or whitening pen. As a last resort, you can choose to rinse your mouth out with water. You will be surprised at the impressive results this simple task provides. Have you ever tasted red wine to the point your lips and teeth turned red?

This is a common issue that many people face at events, parties, and restaurants. You don’t need to give up your favorite red wine to keep your teeth clean. You can choose to use a straw to prevent the wine from touching your teeth, or you can rinse with water afterward to help remove residue.

You want to avoid staining your teeth during the holidays because your smile in pictures is going to live on forever as it gets posted to your friends and family’s social media accounts. Combining the options of brushing, flossing and using mouthwash immediately after eating with using a teeth whitening pen afterward will provide maximum results compared to using just one option.

Start your holiday season with professional in-office teeth whitening treatment.

Dr. Jacquie NYCDr. Jacquie Smiles began her career in orthodontics dentistry at Boston University and became the first female Director of B.U.’s Predoctoral Orthodontic Department. Since then she has become an expert in orthodontics and opened several offices in New York and New Jersey.

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Contact us today to schedule your professional in-office teeth whitening appointment in NYC. You may also call Dr. Jacquie Smiles at 212-972-3522Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.


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