Posted .

Do you wish you could keep your smile bright and brilliant? If so, our dentist, Dr. Kenneth Kirk, has some good news for you. There is a way you can do this! Other than using teeth whitening treatments, you can avoid tooth discoloration altogether, and our dental team is happy to tell you how to do so.

First, avoid the main offenders. Those include tobacco, dark drinks, and dark foods. Some dark drinks include black teas, wine, colored sodas, and coffee. Some dark foods include deeply colored sauces, like soy, tomato, or curry, and dark fruits and vegetables, like beets and berries.

Second, use a straw when you can. This can help your chances of staining your teeth because when you use a straw, the beverage skips the teeth altogether. If you don’t use a straw, the beverage lingers near the lips and surrounds the teeth. So, do your best to use a straw as often as possible if you must drink stain-causing drinks.

Third, rinse your mouth. For the best results possible, it’s best to rinse with water after you consume a dark food or beverage. This helps wash the stain-causing substances away from the smile.

Do you have any questions about how to maintain white teeth in Spring, Texas? If so, please reach out to Houston Cosmetic & Family Dental Associates at 281-826-0025 when you have the opportunity. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!