Foods that Can Stain Your Teeth

These days, everyone wants a radiant white smile. Keeping that smile dazzling white requires work, however. Over time, the aging process and consuming staining foods and beverages can discolor your teeth. These stains can get set in and are very difficult to remove. However, you and Dr. Frame, cosmetic dentist in Santa Clara, can take steps to maintain your brilliant white smile.

Most people are aware that coffee, tea, and red wine can stain the teeth. The natural colors in berries, soy sauce, soda, and even curry can also stain your teeth. Avoiding these foods and beverages can help prevent stains. You can safely consume these foods and beverages if you take measures to prevent the stains from setting in. Brush your teeth immediately after consuming these foods and beverages, and visit your dentist regularly to have the tartar and mild stains removed with a professional cleaning.

In addition to staining foods and beverages, smoking or using tobacco can also stain your teeth. The tar in tobacco products coats your teeth, turning them yellow over time. Even brushing can be ineffective against the tar in tobacco products. Stopping the use of tobacco products will prevent future staining on your teeth.

If you have deep, set in stains on your teeth, visit Dr. Frame, Santa Clara teeth whitening specialist. He can clean your teeth and perform teeth whitening treatments to remove set-in stains. For severely discolored teeth, Dr. Frame can fit you with porcelain veneers to cover the stains and provide your teeth with an even, white appearance.

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