If you want to avoid those stains on your teeth so that you can smile with confidence and pride, then you need to protect your teeth from things that commonly stain them.
This includes foods, like beets, and drinks, like coffee. Here are a few tips to help you protect your pearly whites.
How to Keep Your Teeth from Getting Stained
One of the easiest ways to prevent your teeth from getting stained is to avoid the foods and drinks that stain your teeth entirely. However, that is not always realistic.
When you cannot avoid those items, consume them more carefully. For example, drinking coffee through a straw allows the coffee to bypass your front teeth, thus avoiding the stains.
Another way to keep your teeth from getting stained is to make sure that they are consistently being brushed. The more plaque and biofilm that sits on your teeth, the more likely staining foods are to stick to your teeth. If your teeth are clean, there is nothing for those particles to stick to, and the less likely they are to have a staining impact on your teeth.
Making sure to see your dentist every six months also helps you avoid stained teeth, as they go through and thoroughly clean and polish your teeth. When plaque builds up, it holds on to stains more, and it can do more damage to your teeth overall, beyond just discoloring them.
Contact our office today, and find out what other suggestions they have to offer about preventing new stains on your teeth. They may suggest you get sealants, or even that you go through and whiten your teeth.