Our team at Cosmetic Dental Associates wants to close out the month with some helpful ways to fight teeth stains, and give you a friendly reminder to trust us with two of the treatments you’ll read about in today’s blog!
4 Ways To Fight Teeth Stains
*Avoid Dark Foods*
Highly acidic foods like tomatoes, as well as those with dark pigments, like blueberries, soy sauces, and balsamic vinegar can all leave their mark on your smile. The acids in them will eat away at your tooth enamel, making it easier for the colors to stick to your teeth and make them get darker over time.
Moderation of dark, highly acidic foods is the best practice for avoiding the stains that can darken your dazzling smile!
*Be Careful With Coffee & Other Drinks*
Just like the pigments in food, drinks can stain your teeth over time, too.
How long it will take for those stains to really become noticeable depends on the type of drinks and the frequency with which you consume them.
Several cups of coffee each and every morning will stain your teeth faster than the person who drinks one cup every now and then.
Red wine, soft drinks, and tea will all leave behind traces of their dark pigments as well.
Another factor that affects the damage these drinks can do to the luster of your teeth is the duration of exposure.
In other words, you’re doing more harm to your teeth by sipping on a dark soda all afternoon than the person who drinks two sodas very quickly.
That’s because the longer your teeth are exposed to the sugar and acids in that soft drink, the better chance they have to wear away your tooth enamel and allow stains to stick.
If you can’t avoid these beverages completely, then just try limiting your consumption little by little. One cup of coffee each morning is better than four! Every little bit will help you keep your smile brighter.
*Get Teeth Whitening Treatment From A Dentist*
There really is no point in wasting a trip to the drugstore for a whitening kit.
Not only do they fail to give you noticeable results that last, but the gels used can harm your gums if administered incorrectly. That’s not because you can’t do it, but it’s because if there are any instructions, they’re often in tiny print, hard to see, and even hard to understand. Not to mention how those universal strips and trays only ensure your chances for getting the bleaching gel all over your gums.
Only our team at Cosmetic Dental Associates can truly whiten your teeth safely and effectively!
*Stain-Proof Your Smile For Years With Veneers*
If you really want to stain-proof your smile for years and years, dental veneers are the way to go! The durable shells that fit over your teeth not only hide the stains you already have, but they resist stains well into the future!
All you have to do is make sure to keep up the whiteness level of the surrounding teeth that don’t have veneers so your smile’s color is consistent.
Schedule An Appointment!
You can do your part at home by watching what you eat and drink so your teeth don’t turn dark and discolored.
But you can also trust our skilled cosmetic dentists in San Antonio to keep them sparkling white!
We can help you figure out the best way to achieve and maintain the level of whiteness you want so your smile always looks healthy and bright!
Call Cosmetic Dental Associates today at 210-951-4444 (Medical Center) 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch) or fill out our online form for a teeth whitening treatment or a consultation for veneers.