3 Easy Ways To Prevent Stains

Inside tip: Eating fresh apples can help keep your teeth bright. The malic acid in apples helps dissolve stains and clean teeth.

3 Easy Ways To Prevent Stains

3 EASY WAYS TO PREVENT STAINS

1. Don’t chew ice.

“It creates microcracks in the tooth structure, which can absorb food stains more rapidly,” Dr. Goldstein says.

2. Chew sugarless gum.

Chewing leads to saliva production, which helps wash away any food debris.

3. Take oral probiotics.

Unlike probiotics for digestive health, these probiotics are designed for the mouth. “They help the growth of normal flora in the mouth and disrupt the bad bacteria to limit staining, bad breath and inflammation,” says Fort Lauderdale. FL, cosmetic dentist Nadja A. Horst, DMD.

The color: yellow – makes the smile appear dull

HOW TO PREVENT IT

Limit the potential for yellow teeth by rinsing with water after eating foods and drinks that may stain, like berries, coffees and tea. This can help keep superficial stains from setting.

HOW TO CORRECT IT

Professional bleaching with custom-made trays or light-accelerated teeth whitening can tackle most yellow stains. Deep stains most likely have to be treated with professional whitening options.

ANTI-AGING BENEFIT

The whiter the teeth, the more youthful and attractive your smite will appear,- Dr. Zaibak says. The contrast created can also make the gums and tips look healthier.

The color: gray – makes the teeth look dark

HOW TO PREVENT IT

Since this is often the result of medication taken at a young age, parents need to be aware of the potential damage to the teeth. Some acne medications such as doxycycline can also be reason to blame. If your dermatologist recommends an oral antibiotic, and if you start to notice any changes in the color of your teeth it’s important to notify your dentist so he/she can monitor any changes.

HOW TO CORRECT IT

“Bleaching your teeth up to one year may help remove the stain,` says Dr. Goldstein. “If not, then consider masking the stain with veneers or crowns.”

ANTI-AGING BENEFIT

Veneers (thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth to mask imperfections) are stain resistant so your smite wilt stay whiter longer. They can also improve the took. size and shape of teeth and, in some cases, correct mild crookedness.

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