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How to Reduce Surface Stains on Teeth

December 31, 2023 12:24 am
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Your diet, age, and lifestyle choices all factor into the overall appearance of your smile. If you’re wondering how to keep your teeth white, here are three tips to help prevent surface stains.

Brush Twice a Day

Prevention is paramount when it comes to stains and discoloration. The less time plaque has on your teeth, the less time it has to do damage. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. After eating, rinse your mouth with water to wash away some of the sugars and food particles. If you’ve had something particularly sugary, highly acidic, or darkly pigmented, chew sugar-free gum for at least 20 minutes.

Whitening Products

Whitening products like toothpaste and whitening strips help lift surface stains on your teeth. However, excessive use of whitening products can cause tooth sensitivity and enamel erosion. It’s crucial to follow the instructions on the package closely. Better yet, consult with our team about professional teeth whitening! Professional whitening minimizes sensitivity and maximizes your results.

Consider Lifestyle Changes

If you drink staining beverages, use a straw to reduce the time the drink spends on your teeth. Some common beverages that cause stains are dark sodas, red wines, coffee, and tea. For greater prevention, reduce your consumption of these drinks and opt for water whenever possible.

Avoid tobacco products, which can stain your teeth, irritate your gums, and cause bad breath.

Teeth Whitening & More in Lakeland, FL

Our team at Imperial Christina Dental Care can help you smile confidently with our preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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