The number one way to combat tooth stains is with good oral hygiene habits: Brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly and visit your dentist for a checkup every 6 months. Is there something more that you can do to keep your smiling looking its brightest?
Watch What You Eat
The enamel of your teeth is porous, allowing some dark or acidic foods to leave an obvious mark on your smile. While you don’t have to completely avoid these foods, limiting how often you enjoy them might just help you maintain a whiter smile. When you do indulge, following up with a quick tooth brushing or rinse with water can help. For the pearliest whites, limit these common teeth staining culprits:
To ultimately achieve that beautiful, pearly smile you’ve always wanted, give your dentist a call and ask about teeth whitening or a cleaning to buff away new stain.
Posted on behalf of:
Dr. Farhan Qureshi, DDS
5206 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311
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