A Teeth Whitening Maintenance Tip For Lynchburg
Actually, this teeth whitening tip could be applied anywhere, but being Forest Dental of Lynchburg, we are often asked about our teeth whitening services for our Lynchburg family here. Naturally this is the perfect place to give you an often overlooked tip to keep those pearly whites white, after a cleaning.
Better yet, this tip may help prevent you from getting your teeth yellowish in the first place. Even with tooth whitening, the adage stands “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Probably easier said than done.
The Tip: Dark Colored Food And Drinks Are Staining Your Teeth
Not surprisingly the things which can make your teeth darker are in many cases not that good for you. If you smoke or chew tobacco (horrifyingly bad oral health habit you must quit immediately) you are staining your teeth. Dark liquids like gravies, red sauce,beets, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, red wine, red pasta sauce, Balsamic vinegar, candy, sodas, sports drinks and coffee are also culprits.
A Remedy for this is to brush immediately after consuming these liquids. Or you can rely on the traditional advice of brush and floss after meals. Just one more reason you want to take care of your teeth.
In fact there are a number of foods which help you fight stains using natural biological processes. These foods work by stimulating production of salivary fluids, helping to keep stain causing substances off your teeth. These foods include:
A Second Tip
Use a straw for dark liquids to keep stain causing drinks, soups, or sauces from staining your teeth
More Food For Thought: White or clear liquids can lead to stains as well.
How can this be?
No clear liquids do not contain the dark dies associated with things like red wine or tea or even soda. What many of them do have is high acidity. This means they can actually damage your teeth in a way that leads to stains from other foods due to their acidity.
Don’t Forget to Swish
Drink lots of water especially after your consuming food to mitigate the impact of soups, sodas, beverages, or gravies that either have high acidity or dark coloring. Even this can help in the long run to help prevent stains or lessen the impact of staining foods.
Brushing To Reduce Stains
Here is a clip from the American Dental Association going into greater detail of the best way to brush your teeth. Obviously, this will help you prevent stains on your teeth.
The Quest For The Whitest Teeth In Lynchburg?
Forest Dental Center Of Lynchburg has professional options to whiten your teeth. We also specialize in cosmetic dentistry. So the next time you are in for a cleaning ask us more about this.
And of course come visit us at Forest Dental Of Lynchburg
No matter how you slice it you have to visit your dentist. Naturally Forest dental center serves Lynchburg and it’s surrounding areas. Seeing your Dentist is always important. In addition to cleaning, Forest Dental also offers all sorts of different oral services including cosmetic lightning, tooth whitening and other cosmetic dental procedures. We would love to sit down with you and talk about some options 0r concerns you may have with these procedures, as well as determining if they are the right fit for you.