How to Avoid Staining your Teeth

Posted By The Szikman Dental Group, P.C. || 20-Jul-2015

When it comes to your natural teeth, one of the biggest things you might worry about is coloration. Many people believe white teeth make the most incredible and radiant smiles. Of course, with various day to day activities, such as drinking coffee with your friends, having a glass of wine with your significant other, or sipping on a cup of tea before bed, teeth have the tendency to lose their whiteness, becoming darkened.

What Causes Teeth to become Stained?

Surprisingly, the enamel surrounding your teeth is extremely hard and durable. However, it is not smooth nor flat. Rather, the enamel of your teeth encompasses tiny ridges and pits that have the ability to retain food and drink, ultimately causing stains. Therefore, the substances listed below have the ability to stain teeth because of their dark coloring.

  • Darks teas
  • Coffee
  • Dark sodas
  • Red wines

Dark substances cause teeth to stain because their dark pigments lock into the microscopic ridges and pits of your teeth. By getting stuck in your teeth, they produce a yellowish color over the enamel that can become permanent.

So, How do I Avoid these Stains?

The simple solution is to stop drinking coffees, teas, sodas, and wines. However, that answer is not so simple since most people would refuse to do so anyway. Here are some other options that you can opt in for if you decide you do not want to completely abstain from enjoying your delicious beverages.

After consuming such beverages, you can:

  • Rinse your mouth out with water
  • Brush your teeth
  • Use whitening toothpaste immediately after consumption
  • Use whitening mouth wash

There are other preventative measures you can take to make sure your teeth remain as white as possible, such as:

  • Refrain from smoking
  • Use a straw when drinking to avoid the drink passing your teeth directly
  • Brush and floss
  • Use whitening kits at home
  • See a dentist about whitening procedures

By taking care of your smile, you can ensure your confidence level will be boosted and that your teeth will look healthier. The Atlanta dentists at The Szikman Dental Group, P.C. understand your desire for a bright, white smile and are willing to do all they can to help you achieve these goals. They even offer teeth whitening and bleaching procedures to give you results as fast as possible.

For a brighter, whiter smile,call the Atlanta and Marietta dentists at The Szikman Dental Group, P.C. at (770) 952-3333.

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