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Your Smile Will Inevitably Become Stained – Here’s How Teeth Whitening Can Help

April 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — deerpark @ 3:34 pm
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Summer’s just around the corner and you can’t wait to start going out more. You look forward to meeting new people and enjoying quality time with your friends but worry about making a good first impression. Your stained smile has made you self-conscious when it’s time to introduce yourself to someone new. Even though you keep up with your oral health, you’re not sure why your teeth have a yellow tint to them. Learn what foods and drinks are causing your smile to discolor and how you can prevent staining. Read on to learn about how professional teeth whitening treatment can give you your confidence back.

How Can Your Teeth Become Stained Over Time?

Your teeth can become stained on the surface, or because of changes in your tooth’s inner structure. When the inner structure of your tooth darkens or yellows, it’s most likely due to too much exposure to fluoride as a child. Your smile can also become discolored due to aging or by exposure to certain foods and drinks like coffee.

What Foods and Drinks Should You Avoid?

Foods and drinks that you consume on a daily basis could be the cause of your stained smile. You can help reduce discoloration by not consuming excessive amounts of the following:

  • Coffee
  • Black tea
  • Dark soda
  • Popsicles
  • Tomato-based sauces
  • Soy sauce
  • Blueberries
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Beets

Your teeth are the first thing that encounter the foods you eat, which makes sense how your smile can so easily become stained. They’re naturally porous, meaning they can easily absorb liquids. A good way to counteract the effect that a beverage such as coffee may have on your smile is to add some milk, which will lighten its color and can even help strengthen your teeth. Consuming these stain-causing foods sparingly can help keep your smile brighter for longer.

How Can Teeth Whitening Treatment Renew Your Smile?

Professional teeth whitening treatment is a great way to get a refreshed and brightened smile that will boost your confidence just in time for summer. You can do this by visiting your dentist’s office for a consultation to discuss how the treatment could benefit you and any questions you may have.

Your dentist may also offer convenient at-home teeth whitening. This will include a professional bleaching solution as well as custom-fitted mouth trays. Not only is this safer than over-the-counter options, but it will also provide you with the results you’re looking for. Become more confident in social situations by investing in a brighter smile!

About the Author

Dr. Jane Reeves fell in love with her profession by working as a dental assistant to one of the only female dentists in the Houston area in the 1980s. It inspired her to build personal relationships with her patients so she can give them with the best care. She’s been providing her patients with bright and healthy smiles since 1994. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, visit Deer Park Family Dentistry’s website or contact 281-479-2841.

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