It’s no secret that in today’s world appearance is everything. The right suit can get you the job, while a beautiful, confident smile can take you to the next level. Over time, our teeth can become discolored due to age, diet and lifestyle. Did you know there are many things you can do to protect your smile from staining and discoloration? At Comfort Dentists, we’re here to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for a lifetime. Your Plantation dentist discusses how to protect your teeth from discoloration.
Limit Certain Foods and Beverages
Acidic foods such as tomatoes, which are the main ingredient in pasta sauce, can cause your teeth to discolor. Curry is a spice typically used in Indian food that can cause your teeth to yellow over time. Combining these foods with green veggies such as kale and spinach will help to neutralize acids and protect your teeth.
Did you know that certain beverages could also stain your teeth? Drinks that are high in acids to be aware of are:
- Coffee and tea
- Red wine
- Sports drinks
Eliminate Bad Habits
Smoking and tobacco use are very harmful to your teeth and oral health. Not only will your teeth become yellow and discolored over time, you are also at a higher risk for serious concerns such as periodontal disease and oral cancer. Quitting tobacco use is one of the best choices you can make for your oral health and your overall health and well being.
Whiten Your Teeth
One of the quickest and most effective treatments for giving your smile a boost and protecting it from discoloration is to whiten your teeth. At Comfort Dentists, we offer in-office whitening solutions that will achieve immediate results and help to protect your teeth from the effects of aging, foods and beverages, and smoking.
Our highly skilled dentists can meet with you to discuss your needs and goals for your smile, and then we can recommend the best whitening option for your needs, lifestyle, and budget. You’ll appreciate the personalized care and attention you receive at our office, and you’ll especially love the results of your new smile.
Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment and you’ll be off to a whiter, brighter smile in no time!