To keep a healthy, bright white smile, daily care is a must. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits will help minimize your risk of tooth decay and gum disease and help maintain your new white smile.
Certain foods and beverages that can stain your teeth may adversely affect the brightness of your smile:
- Eat crunchy vegetables and fruit throughout the day to help keep your teeth free from plaque.
- Decrease consumption of tooth staining substances such as tobacco, tea, coffee, and dark colored soft drinks.
- If you can’t brush and floss after a meal, swish water in your mouth to remove food particles.
- See us for regular cleanings and check-ups.
The Good Guys:
Foods that act like a cleansing agent by getting debris off your teeth are crisp,crunchy fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, and apples.
Some non-staining foods and beverages that are light in color are eggs, cream sauces, fish, white meat chicken, clear sodas, white wine and champagne.
The Bad Guys:
Foods that stick to plaque can stain your teeth. Certain foods to beware of are chocolate, caramel and cheeses. Other teeth stainers are black coffee, red wine, dark sodas, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, blueberries, raspberries, dark fruit juices, red meat, gravy, and beets.
But, if you want to help stop the stain, rinse with water for 20 seconds immediately after consuming one of these bad guys.