Are You Tired of Stained Teeth? Learn about Three Potential Culprits and Steps You Can Take to Whiten Your Teeth
Do you have to live with yellowed, stained teeth? No! At California Dental Group we offer professional teeth whitening that can make a huge difference. However, there are also steps you can take to reduce the staining in the first place. Learn about three things that could be staining your teeth and then contact us at (800) 407-0161 if you need a cleaning, exam, and whitening consultation.
- Smoking is Not Doing Your Teeth Any Favors
- Drinking Coffee
- Eating Sweet and Sugary Foods
Smoking is bad for just about everything: Your teeth, your skin, your health, and even those around you. If your teeth are stained from smoking, this may be the least of the issues but it is worth mentioning. The chemicals found in the smoke have properties that are capable of staining the surface of your teeth and over time, this will lead to stains that are deeper than just the surface.
As time goes on, the negative effects of smoking can go beyond stains and can actually lead to gum disease and eventually to losing your teeth. The best way to prevent smoking from affecting your teeth is to stop smoking.
All you have to do is look at the color of coffee to see why it can stain your teeth: It is dark. Occasionally drinking it is not likely to have a huge impact on how white your teeth are, but if you drink several cups per day then you are likely going to see the color of your teeth affected. The good news is that it doesn’t mean you have to quit drinking coffee. You can use whitening tubes of toothpaste designed to remove these surface stains. You can drink iced coffee through a straw so that the liquid does not come into contact with your teeth. You can also have your teeth professionally whitened.
What you eat can have a big impact on your teeth. if you eat foods that are unhealthy and full of starches and sugars, they can result in stains, feed decay, and cause gum disease. There are many ways a poor diet can negatively impact your health but it is important to remember that the look and health of your teeth is one.
Does this mean that you can never have anything sweet? Of course not – but you should eat a balanced diet. You should brush your teeth 20 minutes after eating something that is full of sugar. Brushing sooner than that can actually cause damage as you will also be brushing away acids designed to protect your enamel.
If you are unhappy with the color or look of your teeth, remember that California Dental Group is here to help. We can find the right whitening methods that will work best for your needs. Contact us at (800) 407-0161 to get started.