How Can I Prevent Staining My Teeth?

If you are concerned about stained teeth, there are many ways to prevent it. The first way to prevent staining of your teeth is to cut down on staining foods and habits. The worst things for staining your teeth are:

  • Smoking
  • Coffee
  • Black tea
  • Chocolate
  • Red wine
  • Berries

If you cut down on these foods, you will dramatically decrease the staining of your teeth. However, many of us have trouble giving up these foods and habits. It is very difficult to quit smoking, and many people are only able to kick coffee by substituting it with black tea. And how else will you unwind after work if you give up your glass of red wine?

The next best thing you can do to reduce the staining of your teeth is to make your regular dental appointments. Professional cleanings can remove a lot of stains before they become deeply embedded in your enamel. And protecting your enamel with good oral hygiene will prevent it from thining, which will allow the discoloring dentin underneath to show through.

Finally, if you are still unhappy with your discolored teeth, you can improve their color with a teeth whitening procedure. The best procedure for long-term correction of discolored teeth is a system with take-home trays that allow you to whiten your teeth the same way they get stained–a little bit every day. This type of procedure will keep your teeth as white as the enamel will allow.

To learn more about teeth whitening, please schedule a consultation at Miami Designer Smiles today.