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Maintaining results of at home teeth whitening: Tips from Cornelius, NC dentist

Teeth Whitening At Home Cornelius NC

With a customized at home whitening teeth whitening kit from Holistic Dental Centers, you whiten safely and effectively, at your convenience. Once your smile reaches the desired level of brilliance, you will want to keep it looking great. Dr. Carl McMillan offers this advice to patients of his offices in Cary and Cornelius, NC.

Home care is key

The Holistic Dental Centers hygiene team does a terrific job of polishing away surface stains, and removing plaque and bacteria during regular cleanings. The other 363 days, you have the chance to keep teeth sparkling with excellent daily care.

  • Brush after eating. Twice a day (after breakfast and before bed) is the minimum. Brushing each time you eat or drink anything but plain water helps to keep stains away.
  • If you can’t brush, rinse teeth with plain water after eating or drinking beverages.
  • Floss at least once a day (bedtime) to reduce risk of cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Flossing also keeps areas between teeth shiny white.

Pay attention to what goes in

Any form of tobacco – cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco – is dangerous to your health, potentially habit-forming, and stains teeth. Talk with your dentist or physician about quitting.


Beverages are more staining than foods because their pigments flow into every crevice. Do you consume a great deal of coffee, tea, cola, colored sports drinks, or red wine? Try replacing every other one with plain, fresh water. Acidic beverages such as white wine and energy drinks also lead to staining.

Touch up treatment

With at home whitening, you can use the trays and gel periodically to keep your smile dazzling. Dr. McMillan will work with you to develop a re-treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.


Schedule your whitening appointment now at Holistic Dental Centers. In Cary, the number is (919) 865-0700, and in Cornelius (704) 765-3150.


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Dr. Carl McMillan
Holistic Dental Centers in Cary and Cornelius, NC offer many general and cosmetic options, designed to protect patients’ oral health, as well as overall health and wellbeing.

Dr. Carl McMillan is a holistic dentist with a medical degree from the College of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina. Due to his expertise, he was honored with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) presidency. He is compassionate towards patients and committed to providing them with safe, toxic-free dental treatments to help them maintain a happy and healthy smile.

Dr. Luis Crespo obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. An IAOMT member, he believes prevention is the best medicine and strives to educate both patients and parents on the benefits of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. He has served underprivileged communities across the world.

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