Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Tips for Achieving a Whiter Smile

It is widely known that practicing good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is vital for maintaining a bright and healthy smile. In addition to these great habits, however, there are a number of other ways in which you can take an active role in achieving a whiter smile. Read on for some helpful tips that will help you promote tooth whitening on a daily basis.

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Avoid Foods That Stain Your Teeth
Many highly pigmented foods and beverages—such as wine, coffee, black tea, berries, and sweets—have the ability to stain tooth enamel. Cola can be an especially potent staining agent, as its high acidity also promotes enamel erosion.

Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking water throughout the day is not only important for your overall health, but can also help to remove pigments and food particles from the teeth that may promote staining. Rinsing your teeth with water is also a great way to reduce the effects of pigmented, acidic beverages such as cola in eroding and discoloring the enamel.

Chew Sugar-Free Gum
Sugar-free chewing gums help to promote the production of saliva, which serves to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent decay. Although chewing gum is not a replacement for regular tooth brushing and flossing, it can help to remove debris from the mouth following a meal and help guard against discoloration.

See Your Dentist for Professional Tooth Whitening
If your daily routine does not provide the brightness you are looking for in your smile, there are many professional options available. With the help of your local dentist, you can decide which of these options is best for you.

If you are interested in learning more about improving the brightness of your smile, consider visiting the dentistry experts at Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates. Our practice offers a variety of options to suit your needs and lifestyle. Contact our staff today at (212) 279-1232 to set up an appointment. 

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday