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Tips To Prevent Dental Stains

by Michael Abdoney - 08/02/2017 - Braces

Some people want to have white teeth so much that they take teeth bleaching too far. Focusing on prevention instead of treatment would be better for their dental health.

Sources of Dental Stains

The simple answer is from the foods and beverages we consume.

Substances in our foods cause dental stains:

Some of the ‘culprits’ of teeth staining include

  • Sodas
  • Wines
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Dark fruits and vegetables, such as berries and beets.
  • Colored or acidic juices, such as grape juice and orange juice.
  • Ethnic foods and sauces
  • Sweets and candies
  • Vinegar
  • Chewed or smoked tobacco
How to Fight Dental Stains

With all these foods and beverages contributing to staining, how do we remove it? Let’s look at the following tips:

Brush Your Teeth At Least Twice a Day

Every dentist will tell you the key to dental health is to brush your teeth after every meal. If that’s not possible, then at least brush in the morning and before you go to bed at night.

Brushing removes the layer of bacteria and plaque that coats your teeth over time from foods and other substances. This cleans the surface of your enamel and prevents permanent staining and cavities.

Avoid Red and White Wine (if possible)

Sometimes the things we love are the ones that hurt us the most. Red wine has the acid and the pigment necessary to stain your teeth. White wine is also acidic and can contribute to teeth staining if you drink coffee or tea afterwards.

Rinse Often and Remember to Floss

When you consume items with strong pigments, you can clear off some of the stains by simply drinking water. Then be sure to brush later. Don’t forget to floss as well. Flossing will remove the food residue in between teeth that stains, turns into plaque and causes tooth decay.

Limit your Soda, Coffee and Tea intake

When you consume items with strong pigments, you can clear off some of the stains by simply drinking water. Then be sure to brush later. Don’t forget to floss as well. Flossing will remove the food residue in between teeth that stains, turns into plaque and causes tooth decay.

Consult the Experts

Preventing dental stains is important for the appearance of your teeth. But there is more to dental health than dealing with stains. Contact the experts and get a healthy smile.