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Foods for a Whiter Smile

Foods for a Whiter SmileBerries, carbonated beverages, wines, curries, tomato sauces, tea, coffee, nicotine, and many other substances are known for their staining effects on teeth. The things we eat and drink and even our lifestyle habits can affect how our teeth look, but we can keep our smile whiter through good dental habits and teeth whitening procedures. Brushing after meals and flossing along with biannual dental visits will remove plaque and tartar buildup that can contribute to discoloration and even irritate the gums, increasing the risk of gum disease and other dental diseases.

If your teeth have become dingy or stained, in-office whitening procedures can whiten your teeth by as much as eight shades. Once your teeth have reached their maximum level of whiteness, you can keep them bright and healthy-looking by brushing them and avoiding those foods and habits that led to the staining in the first place. Additionally, particularly hot foods can allow stains to penetrate more deeply into the enamel of the teeth, while acidic foods and beverages can wear away the enamel of the teeth, leading to permanent damage.

Although some whitening procedures can keep your teeth permanently brighter, touch-up kits can ensure they stay at their whitest no matter what. Our West Hollywood cosmetic dentist can outline a treatment regimen designed with your unique dental health needs in mind that will address both your lifestyle and dietary habits. Once your teeth have been whitened, limit your consumption of staining foods and beverages, including colas, red and white wines, juices and artificially colored candies to avoid re-staining your teeth. Contact us today to learn more about your options.

 

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