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How to Keep Your Teeth Free of Stains

how to keep your teeth free of stainsStained teeth can keep your smile from being everything it could be. Unfortunately, stains are also hard to avoid. Even if you have great dental hygiene, the foods and drinks you enjoy every day could leave traces behind on your teeth. Wine, soda, coffee, energy drinks, berries, tomato sauce, and beets are all common offenders. We offer treatments that keep your teeth stain-free and sparkling.

Some of the best ways to protect your bright smile include:

1. Brushing and flossing properly
Good dental hygiene is one of the most basic ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy, but it also helps keep teeth of plaque. Plaque is a colorless film that can quickly harden into tartar when it is not regularly removed. Tartar is extremely porous and not only gives bacteria more hiding places but also absorbs stains easily for an unattractive, discolored appearance.

2. Minimizing your exposure to staining substances
You may not want to give up your favorite foods and drinks, but you can make it less likely that they will set up camp in your enamel. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after eating anything that could stain your teeth, and brush within about half an hour. You can also pair staining foods and drinks with foods that have the opposite effect, including apples, pears, carrots, celery, and cheese.

3. Whitening appropriately
Professional at-home or in-office whitening treatments are considered the safest and most effective way to get your teeth their whitest.

Call us today to find out more about keeping your teeth free of stains or to schedule an appointment with our expert in tooth bleaching in Northridge.

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