Concerned about the color of your teeth? Tooth bleaching, either in-office or with a take-home kit, are effective options. However, if you want to prevent re-staining or staining altogether, here are some useful strategies.

First of all, there are some foods that contribute to tooth stain. These include:

  • Coffee or tea
  • Soda
  • Red and white wine
  • Grape or cranberry juice
  • Blueberries
  • Beets
  • Soy sauce
  • Tomato sauce

Other recommendations to help you keep your teeth white:

  • Drink with a straw to keep stains away when you drink soda, juice, or iced coffee or tea, so that the front surfaces of your teeth have less exposure to the liquid.
  • Brush and floss daily to fight plaque – the white, hard material that forms on your teeth and makes them sticky and gives stains something to hold on to.
  • Make an appointment at least twice a year with your dentist to have your teeth professionally cleaned.
  • Do not use tobacco. Smoking or chewing tobacco It stains your teeth whether you chew it or smoke it. And of course, the habit can lead to¬†cancer. Ask your doctor for advice on how to quit.

For more advice on whiter teeth, ask your Fashion Isle Smiles dentist.