Would you like to prevent tooth discoloration? If so, our dentist, Dr. Osenieks, has just the tips you need. Tooth discoloration can be avoided if you’re careful with your choices each day. It can even help just knowing what causes the tooth stains. So, he is happy to give you the tips you need to maintain the white smile you want. Those tips are to:
-Avoid tooth-staining substances: Things like coffee, tea, red wine, tomato sauce, dark berries and other dark foods and drinks can stain the tooth enamel. It’s best to avoid these things if you want to avoid tooth discoloration. If you have to drink dark drinks, do so with a straw so you limit the contact the liquid has with the teeth.
-Don’t use tobacco: Tobacco can severely stain the teeth. It can also affect the oral health and entire health of the body. So, it’s best to avoid tobacco use altogether.
-Use abrasive or whitening toothpaste: Abrasive or whitening toothpaste can remove surface stains on the teeth each day before they have a chance to set in. This can help you keep the white smile you want and can also help you avoid the need for a teeth whitening treatment in the future.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to prevent tooth discoloration in Grand Rapids, Michigan, please contact Mark A. Osenieks DDS, PC today at (616) 453-0002. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call.