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If you are interested in whitening your teeth, you have probably browsed the dental aisle of your local grocery or drug store. You have also probably seen the shelves lined with various kits, strips and gels that all claim to give you a brighter smile. However, not every one of these products is right for every person, and they may not all do what they claim to do.

If you want to whiten your teeth the best thing to do is to make an appointment to see our dentist, Dr. Navid Malik at M Smiles. Once the treatment is finished, it will be up to you to keep your teeth looking good. Fortunately, that isn’t as tough as it may sound.

First, make sure that you brush your teeth twice and day and floss at least once a day. Don’t forget to see the dentist for your regular cleanings and exams. If you use tobacco, now would be a great time to quit. Tobacco will stain your teeth brown, and nicotine will turn them yellow. With that in mind, why not celebrate your new smile by kicking the habit?

Most people know that red wine can stain teeth, But, did you know that white wine has a higher acid content than red, and can also discolor your teeth. Berries make a great snack and an even better dessert, but they can easily stain your teeth. Pasta sauce is a no-brainer. Not only is it a dark red color, but tomatoes contain acid that can darken your grin. Coffee and tea can also stain your smile. When you come in for your appointment, we can talk with you about what foods to avoid and what you can do to keep your teeth white.

If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and would like to make an appointment to have your teeth whitened, call M Smiles at 832-461-1852.