Sunday, May 31, 2015

Problem With Stained Teeth: Could Food Be The Culprit?

Over time, many of the foods we eat can cause our teeth to discolor. Many foods have artificial coloring in them, such as soda or kool-aid, and many are naturally dark in color, such as fruits and fruit juices. For this reason, it is recommended that you limit your intake of these types of foods and drinks.
 There are some things you can do to keep your teeth whiter! Bleaching is of course the number one thing to eliminate stains fast, although you can only do this safely a couple times per year. Have your teeth cleaned regularly.  Plaque build-up will attract a stain faster than a smooth, clean tooth. If you have deeply stained teeth, the Dental  Hygienist can professionally remove the stain . It is also recommended that you use an electric toothbrush, and use an antibacterial mouthwash to help remove plaque. Do this religiously after eating or drinking and you will greatly reduce the chances of stained teeth!
Below are a few foods to eat in moderation if you are prone to stains on your teeth:

Soy Sauce




Dark Colored Fruit Juices
  • Red Wine
  • Dark Color Pop


Tobacco Products

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