Published July 15, 2008
How do celebs always flash such sparkling smiles? Just a few simple tricks can get your teeth brighter and whiter in no time! Top NYC Dentist, Dr. Jonathan Levine shares his secrets.
|Foods that stain teeth:|
| red wine
The colored liquids and food attaches via stain molecules, attaching to the biofilm that forms on the teeth in a matter of hours. Some stain molecules attach to the polysaccaride layer of the biofilm like the tanins found in coffee and tea. Removing the stain off of the teeth is most successful when the stain isn't allowed to set too long. When you brush 2X/day and floss every day, the stain doesn't attach well to the teeth because the biofilm has been removed through home care.
|Foods that whiten teeth:|
These foods help remove stain by exfoliating the stain off of the teeth before the stain molecules have the time to attach deeply to the teeth. They act like a skin scrub for the teeth.
|For Grayish Teeth:
Avoid: Red lipsticks with blue tones
Try: Cool tones with a brown base or nude pinks with an almost brownish hue
For Yellow Teeth:
Avoid: Deep, dark shades, bright shades and super shiny glosses
Try: Pink shades that have blue undertones or nudes
|Dr. Levine recommends these products:|
|GoSMILE B1 Whitening Ampoules
Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips>
Dr. Jonathan B. Levine is an accomplished aesthetic dentist, professor, product innovator, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. His dental practice, located on Fifth Avenue in New York City, attracts high-profile members of the fashion community, social circuit and Hollywood elite such as Christie Brinkley, Peter Gallagher and Mariska Hargitay. In 2002, he and his wife, Stacey, co-founded the revolutionary smile beauty company GoSMILE™. Dr. Levine's professional affiliations include: the College of Prosthodontics, Northeast Gnathological Society and the Academy of Osseointegration. A two-time All American lacrosse player, he received his B.A. from Cornell University and his doctorate from the Boston University School of Dentistry, with post-graduate training in Prosthodontics from New York University. Dr. Levine lives in Purchase, New York, with his wife and two sons, Cody and Julian, who bestowed GoSMILE with its name, making the company a true family affair.
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