Tips to Prevent Stains on Teeth

May 18, 2018

It can inevitable that the surfaces of your teeth will become stained, yellow, or dull. This can happen as either a sign of aging and general wear and tear or as a result of some habits that can yellow your teeth. However, there are some ways that you can help prevent stains from forming. Staying mindful about what you eat and drink, how you consume it, and keeping up with a good oral hygiene routine can be ways to keep your smile bright. If you do end up facing tooth stains, you can talk to your dentist about the best way to deal with them. 

Drinking Water Alongside Other Drinks

Not only is drinking water is good for your overall health, but it can help wash away dark beverages that may stain teeth. When drinking coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or wine, try alternating a sip of the dark drink with a sip of water. Drinking water can be beneficial to keeping harmful bacteria rinsed away from your mouth.

Sip Through a Straw

Using a straw when you drink can reduce the amount of dark liquids that your teeth can encounter. If you are environmentally conscious, there are re-usable metal straws or paper straws that can be recycled.

Quit Tobacco

The use of tobacco products can cause stains to form on your teeth. They can also increase your risks for cancer, heart disease, stroke, and more. Quitting tobacco use can be one step towards a healthier, brighter smile.

Good Oral Health Routine

Brushing twice a day is important to keeping bacteria from causing tooth decay; it is also a great way to keep staining particles off of your teeth. Flossing can keep plaque (a magnet for stains) from building up on your teeth and along the gums. Along with your routine at home, it is essential for you to visit your dentist at least twice a year. A professional cleaning can keep your smile clean and bright, and your dentist can offer you options to brighten your smile even more.

Keeping Your Smile Bright Can Help With Your Confidence

There are things you can do to help keep your smile bright. To schedule a consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.