Keep your smile bright and free of stains by following these tips:
- Maintain Good Oral Health Habits at Home
- Limit Certain Foods & Drinks
- Stop Using Tobacco
- Whiten Your Teeth
- Visit Us for Regular Checkups & Cleanings
To keep your teeth white and stain free it’s vital that you practice good oral health practices every single day. This means brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, flossing at least once a day, and using fluoride toothpaste. All of these will help keep stains off your teeth and keep plaque at bay so your pearly whites can shine through.
There are a number of foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. Foods that cause discoloration include berries, soy sauce, tomato sauce, and beets. Drinks like coffee, tea, wine (red and white), cranberry juice, and soda will also cling to your teeth and cause them to be less white. If you must indulge in some of these drinks, try drinking with a straw to help reduce the staining liquid’s contact with your tooth’s surfaces. It’s also important to drink water to wash away any particles after you’ve eaten or drank any of these and other teeth-staining items.
Smoking or other forms of using tobacco, like dipping, will leave brown or yellow surface stains on your teeth. It can also irritate your gums, cause bad breath, and lead to gum disease. If you’re trying to keep your teeth white, you’ll need to stop using tobacco.
If your teeth have already been stained, it may be time to turn to teeth whitening options. There are several types of teeth whitening methods. While you can buy over-the-counter whitening toothpaste, whitening mouthwash, and at-home whitening kits at your local drugstore, these methods can sometimes make people’s teeth a little sensitive or they don’t deliver the results you desire. Here at Oakboro Family Dentistry, we offer custom take-home trays with professional whitening gel that is safe and effective. It can transform the look of your smile!
It’s vital for your oral health to get regular checkups and cleanings at our office, especially if you want to keep a white smile. Every six months you should come in and get a full checkup and professional cleaning so we can remove any plaque and tartar buildup.
If you have any other questions about tips to keep your teeth stain free, contact us today. We can help you achieve the white smile of your dreams!Contact Us