Friday, 6 December 2013

Five ways to help reduce teeth staining

Food and drink can stain your teeth. Sadly, some well-loved favourites top the list: coffee, tea, red wine, grape or cranberry juice, blueberries, soy sauce, tomato sauce and more.

No need to panic! You don’t have to avoid these foods altogether but it is a good idea to brush or rinse your mouth thoroughly after enjoying them. Here are some tips:

Drink through a straw
When you drink fizzy drinks, juice and iced coffee or tea, using a straw can help to keep the liquid away from the visible front surfaces of your teeth.

Brush, floss and rinse
Plaque makes your teeth sticky and can help give stains something to hold on to.
Brush twice a day
Flossing and using an antibacterial mouth rinse twice a day will help you fight plaque and therefore make your teeth less likely to stain.
Have your teeth professionally cleaned
At least twice a year, make an appointment with a dental hygienist for a thorough cleaning. Clean teeth look brighter.
Don’t smoke
Whether you chew it or smoke it, tobacco stains teeth.

Teeth staining can ruin a great smile and make you look older than your years. The truth is what you eat and drink has a big impact on the whiteness of your teeth. 

Longborough offers Professional Tooth Whitening.

If your teeth have become stained or if they have always been discoloured, whitening can transform their colour quickly, painlessly and with no damage to the enamel.

Remember, proper tooth care can help keep your teeth bright. So eat, drink, and be merry and brush your teeth regularly.

Practice Manager