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 Maintaining Your Newly Whitened Smile

Woman Flossing Teeth

After your dentist whitens your teeth, you can modify your behavior slightly to ensure that these results last for as long as possible. Use the following tips to keep your smile bright, white, and beautiful long after your treatment:

Watch Your Diet

There are certain foods and beverages that will stain your tooth more than others. If you are serious about keeping your teeth white, you should avoid large amounts of coffee, black tea, soda, red wine, and berries. If you do have any of these foods or beverages, you should drink a glass of water after you eat them to clean out your mouth before they can coat your teeth. Try to eat foods with a lot of protein and calcium so you can make your teeth stronger without ruining the effects of your whitening treatment.

Avoid Tobacco

Cigarettes and other tobacco products stain your teeth and put you at risk for serious oral health issues like periodontal disease and oral cancer. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, you should make an effort to quit to protect your mouth and to keep your teeth really white.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

One of the best ways to keep your teeth white is to step up your oral hygiene routine. You should brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use floss once a day to clean food and plaque that might be stuck in between your teeth. You should also schedule regular teeth cleaning appointments with your dentist.

Whether you want to get your teeth whitened or you need a general cleaning, the office of Dr. Charles Marks can help you get an attractive, beautiful smile. As one of Manhattan’s top dentists, Dr. Marks is always here to ensure that you get the dental treatment that you need. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment for your teeth-whitening treatment, visit us online or call (212) 279-1232.

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