One of the most popular dental requests that dentists get nowadays is for teeth whitening. It’s not hard to see why. A bright smile radiates beauty, confidence, and health. A good smile can help you make great first impressions and improve your self confidence. After all, when you are sure that you look good, you will also feel more confident about yourself.
So in this post, we’ll be talking about what foods stain your teeth, and what you can do about it.
Some people swear by coffee. It wakes them up in the morning. It help keeps them alert throughout the day. As wonderful as this drink is, it’s not the greatest for your teeth, and drinking it constantly over a period of time can cause your teeth to become stained. Now, that doesn’t mean that you need to abstain from coffee, but changing up how you drink it can make your teeth thank you. When you drink coffee, try drinking it all at once, rather than sipping it constantly throughout the day. This way, you’ll limit the exposure to the staining effects of coffee. Once you finish drinking, rinse out your mouth to wash away any liquid that remains.
America is notorious for loving sugar, and we understand why. Sugar is delicious. But when consumed, sugar sticks to your teeth, attracting bacteria. When bacteria feeds on sugar, it produces acid, which attacks your teeth and erodes away the enamel. Over time, your teeth can look more yellow due to exposure of the dentin below. When eating sweets, try eating them when you’re eating a big meal. That way you limit the exposure to when you’re eating the rest of your food. Rinse out your mouth afterwards and brush it to minimize the effects of sugar.
We’ve talked about the effects of sugar and acid. In soda, both are present in large amounts, causing it to be double-trouble for your teeth. When drinking soda, use a straw to prevent contact between the soda and your teeth. Drink it within a short period of time, such as with a meal, and rinse out your teeth with water to clean away its eroding effects.
Now, even if your teeth is yellowed, the good thing about dental treatment is that there is always a way to make it better. At Precision Dental Center, our professional teeth whitening methods can bring the shine back to your smile, so that you can always have great looking teeth.