Common sense would probably clue you in on the fact that sugary treats aren’t the best thing for your teeth. The artificial flavors and coloring agents that turn your tongue purple and green aren’t just decaying your teeth, though -- they’re staining them as well. After consuming colorful sweets like candy and popsicles, you should brush with a whitening toothpaste to remove surface stains, says Michael Apa, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in New York City. He recommends using Crest 3D White Glamorous White Toothpaste ($4.49) at least once a day and, if necessary, incorporating Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips ($64.99) into your routine as well.
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