7 tips for stain-free teeth

By - Bad Breath Expert

SUMMARY:  If your teeth aren't as bright as you want them to be, you can take steps to improve your smile.

Posted: April 28, 2015

A white smile can help you make a good first impression and increase your self-confidence. If your teeth aren't as bright as you want them to be, you can take steps to improve your smile. Here are seven tips for stain-free teeth:

1. Limit stain-causing foods and beverages
If you want to maintain a white smile, it is important to limit dark-colored foods and beverages, such as tea, coffee, red wine, tomato sauce and beets. The chromogens in these foods and drinks can stick to your dental enamel, causing deep stains. If you still want to enjoy these foods and beverages once in a while, at least rinse your mouth out with water afterward. 

2. Use a straw
When you drink a dark-colored beverage, like soda or coffee, use a straw. Doing this will prevent these drinks from having direct contact with your pearly whites. 

3. Drink cooler coffee
If you need a cup of coffee to wake you up every morning, try drinking it lukewarm. When coffee is very hot, it can cause tiny fractures on your teeth, making them more susceptible to stains. 

4. Stop smoking
In addition to reducing your risk of lung cancer and heart disease, quitting smoking can help your teeth look better. The nicotine and tar in cigarettes will adhere to your teeth, causing discoloration. Although tobacco stains can be removed with professional whitening treatments, it is better to just kick the habit.

5. Chew sugar-free gum
Another way to keep stains off your teeth is to chew sugar-free gum. If you have a stick of gum after a meal, it will increase saliva flow in your mouth, washing food debris off your teeth.

6. Don't skip professional dental cleanings
Getting a professional dental cleaning twice a year will not just help prevent cavities and gum disease; it can also keep your teeth stain-free. The dental hygienist will use special instruments to remove hardened plaque and tartar from your teeth, leaving them clean and white.

7. Remember to floss
Regular flossing can also keep stains off your pearly whites. When you floss, you remove plaque buildup, which can leave stains on your teeth. Remember to floss every morning before you brush your teeth.

A white and beautiful smile is not out of reach. If you follow these helpful tips, you can keep stains off your teeth. 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please Note: The material on this site is provided for informational purposes only.  Always consult your health care professional before beginning any new therapy.

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