Foods to Avoid for Whiter Smile
How can you keep your teeth white and sparkling? Our expert in tooth whitening in Los Angeles regularly removes tough stains from teeth using the most advanced whitening methods, but preventing stains requires a little attention to everyday habits that could be harming your smile.
Wine and Berries
Cherries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, grapes, juices and wine can all stain your teeth. The intense colors of the berries are largely to blame. However, wine and juice have both acids and chromogens, or staining compounds, which can erode enamel and leave teeth more prone to staining.
Many of us start our days with a nice cup of coffee, but coffee is one of the top culprits when it comes to stains. If you are a coffee drinker, avoid adding sugar, which can worsen dental damage, and rinse thoroughly with water after drinking.
Tea is a healthy, refreshing choice, but it is full of tannins, which can be even more staining than coffee. If you are a tea drinker, rinse your mouth with water after drinking to reduce the risk of staining and neutralize the acidity.
Hard candies, energy drinks and soft drinks can cause numerous dental health issues thanks to the toxic combination of dye, sugar and acid. If you cannot avoid these altogether, limit them and rinse with water after enjoying.
You may not be able to prevent all stains, but good dental hygiene, routine dental care, and the right whitening treatment can help keep your smile bright.
Schedule your next appointment to find out more about how you can keep your smile healthy and attractive.
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