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Fluoride application is used to prevent decay. Is there any application to teeth to prevent it from yellowing? And what is in your opinion the best way to prevent teeth from yellowing?

Dear Jack,

There is no Fluoride application to prevent yellowing.  In my opinion, the best way to maintain a bright smile is to use a good quality electric tooth brush and to occasionally us a home whitening preparation such as Crest Whitestrips or custom trays made at your dentist's office with a carbamide peroxide formula inside.


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Lawrence Spindel DDS,


Cosmetic Dentistry, Endodontics, General Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry, Comprehensive Dental Care


Former Clinical Instructor of Comprehensive Dentistry, and Prosthodontic Department New York University School of Dentistry. Also former instructor of Preventive Dentistry Columbia University School of Dentistry.

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1980 DDS New York University College of Dentistry 1981 GPR Manhattan VA Hospital

Awards and Honors
OKU 1980 Honor Society 1980 Long Island Academy of Odontology award for highest combined Academic and Clinical Achievement.
In 1997 he was elected to Fellowship into the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics

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