Pearly whites not so…white? Certain foods and drinks passing by your teeth daily are staining that bright smile. A cup of coffee in the morning, spaghetti for dinner tonight – it is easy to forget the effect they have on the color of your teeth.
Our best defense: BRUSHING! Brushing, flossing, and rinsing on a regular basis is important in keeping plaque off teeth. Plaque makes your teeth sticky and gives stains something to hold onto. Fighting plaque makes your teeth less likely to stain.
Other tips to keep teeth bright:
–Drink through a straw: consuming beverages through a straw helps keep the liquid away from the visible part of your teeth.
–Do not let stain-causing foods stay around: to protect your teeth, drink and eat them quickly then brush and rinse.
–Do not smoke: tobacco (in any form) causes stains.
–Get your teeth professionally cleaned: a dental hygienists should be doing a thorough cleaning at least twice a year – clean teeth look brighter!