Teeth can get dingy and yellowish over time, and that can affect your smile and your self-confidence. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to help keep your teeth white and beautiful, including teeth whitening at the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry.
Watch what you eat and drink
If you’ve ever spilled coffee on a white shirt, you know how it can stain, and when you drink it day after day it can stain teeth, too. It’s not just coffee, though – tea, citrus fruit, tomato sauce, carbonated soft drinks, sports drinks, and wine also stain teeth and make them look dull. If you are concerned about teeth stains, you should also stay away from foods with soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, dark berries such as blueberries, and foods with a lot of sugar, as sugar creates acid that stains teeth.
However, there are also some foods that can help to whiten your teeth and keep them looking healthy. Enjoy cheese, apples, celery, spinach, broccoli, and strawberries, knowing they are helping your teeth to look good.
Take care of your pearly whites to keep them pearly white
For a healthy mouth, you should always take good care of your teeth, with cleanings at the dentist twice a year and regular brushing and flossing. But taking care of your teeth also makes them look good! If you can’t brush anytime soon after eating stain-causing foods, it can help to rinse your mouth out with water. Consider using a straw for tea and other beverages that cause stains. And, ask your dentist what whitening toothpaste he or she recommends, so that you can help your teeth stay white with every brushing.
For healthy and beautiful teeth, take good care of them and stay away from foods that can harm or stain them. Tooth whitening is also a great option to get rid of stains on your teeth, both on the surface and those that are deeper down. If you are interested in tooth whitening, make an appointment with Dr. Konig at the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry in Houston, Texas. Call (713) 668-2289 today!