There are ways to prevent tooth enamel from staining when you eat and drink. Dr. Taylor Goggins and our team in Broomfield, Colorado understand that enjoying your daily coffee or cranberry juice with breakfast is important even though they can stain your smile. Check out the following tips you can take to limit tooth stains.
–Using a straw: Sipping staining drinks from a straw can effectively limit their ability to discolor your teeth. This goes equally for fruit juices, soda, lattes, or tea. Drinking through a straw will help keep the staining agents from discoloring the visible areas of your smile while also preventing tooth sensitivity.
–Brush, floss and use mouthwash: By removing food debris after eating or drinking staining foods helps limit their ability to discolor enamel. This simple action removes lingering staining agents and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash helps prevent plaque from forming. Plaque is a sticky substance that allows staining agents a foothold to adhere to.
–Say no to tobacco: Unfortunately, tobacco stains are notorious whether you chew or smoke it. In fact, tobacco is the one tooth staining habit we strongly encourage giving up as it affects your oral health as well as your overall health. Fortunately, there are tobacco cessation programs available to help you take the leap. Speak to your doctor for more information.
–Professional dental cleanings: Professional dental cleanings are vital to a healthy smile. These cleanings let us remove hardened plaque which otherwise provides a surface which stains can adhere to.
As you can see, if you regularly enjoy teeth staining foods such as blueberry for dessert or beets for your health, you don’t have to stop eating them just to keep your pearly whites bright.
Our Denver Restorative Dentistry team is here to help you keep your smile bright. We offer teeth whitening treatments for our patients in Broomfield, Colorado seeking help with their tooth stains. If you are interested in a tooth whitening treatment, please call 303-427-4120 today!