To keep your teeth looking as white and as healthy as possible, you will need to brush and floss twice daily and visit your dentist regularly. In addition by not smoking or chewing tobacco, you will keep your teeth a healthy white colour. There are also certain foods and drinks, that you should stay away from because they can be quite staining to your teeth. If you think of your teeth as a fresh white tablecloth, anything that will stain the table cloth such as red wine or coffee, will stain your teeth. Also foods and drinks that contain colourings in are bad for your teeth as they contain highly pigmented molecules which tend to latch on to dental enamel and stain the teeth.
Lots of the foods and drinks that stain your teeth, such as teas and fruit juices are loaded with antioxidants, which are good for you and your health. The best thing to do is to not avoid them completely, but just have them in moderation. There are steps that you can take to minimize the contact between your teeth and stain-promoting substances, such as using a straw when you drink teeth staining drinks. By drinking through a straw you are keeping teeth staining drinks, such as fruit juices away from your teeth, which will minimise the damage caused to your teeth. Also by rinsing your mouth out with water after you have eaten or drank anything, will help remove some of stain-causing substances, that would affect your teeth.
For more information on keeping your teeth healthy and white, please book in today for a free consultation, with one of our dental professionals, who can assess your case and discuss all the options available to you.