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Ideally, you should brush your teeth after every meal with a whitening toothpaste. But at the very least a nightly brushing with a good stain removing toothpaste will help. Allowing food staining particles to remain on your teeth can lead to discoloration.
If your teeth tend to stain rapidly after a professional cleaning, use a straw to drink coffee or tea. These drinks more easily stain teeth and using a straw helps the liquid to bypass your teeth, maintaining whiteness. Refrain from smoking. Smoking is a major cause of discoloration and continuing the habit quickly stains your whitened teeth.
Follow a professional bleaching appointment with a home-based whitening kit. Ask your doctor about special kits offered at the office and have the procedure repeated as often as needed.