WITH WHITE CLOTHES, SOMETIMES IT TAKES a little bleach and a little sunlight to bring them back to their beautiful brightness! Over time, and even when freshly washed, a t-shirt and socks will start looking like they’re losing some of their zip. The same goes for your smile!
Your teeth may not feel the same as a cotton t-shirt feels, but they ARE porous, and they absorb the food colors that you eat each day.
Which Foods And Drinks Stain Teeth The Most?
Take a look at these top staining culprits. Some of them may surprise you.
- Coffee (some studies show coffee will stain even worse than smoking)
- Berries (including those delicious berry smoothies you love)
- Brightly colored candies
- Red wine
- Dark sodas
- Soy sauce
- Dark fruit juices
Remember that drinks can be especially problematic because we tend to sip them continuously. It’s a lot like bathing your teeth in dye.
Tips For Maintaining A Bright Smile
- Limit your teeth’s exposure to strong pigments.
- Swish with some water after consuming any of the foods or drinks listed above.
- Brush, floss, and visit us regularly!
Is It Time For Professional Whitening?
There are stains that normal cleaning won’t get rid of. To have your whitest white, consider professional teeth whitening.
We Use The KOR Whitening System
Recently we have switched to the KOR Whitening system. This system is designed to remove the deep discolorations that are embedded in the dentin layers of your teeth more effectively than any other previous ones used. There is a home version, in office version and in difficult cases a combination home/in-office.
If you have any questions about keeping your teeth looking clean and white, ask us! We’ll help you decide on a solution to get your whitest, healthiest teeth. You can read more about it on our website https://www.richardgottliebdmd.com or call the office for a consultation visit.