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
- Red and white wine
- Grape or cranberry juice
- 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.