Want brighter, whiter teeth? Know what to do and what to avoid.
This is part 2 of the article , 10 Easy and Simple Tips for Whiter Teeth you can find the first part HERE.
On our first segment for this article we presented to you a couple of the most common whitening options available. However this article would not be complete without giving you tips about how to prevent those unsightly stains on your teeth.
There are plenty of drinks which are beneficial to your health such as cranberry juice, red wine, grape juice and so on; however these drinks might stain your teeth. The best way to have the most of these antioxidant packed drinks is to remember to brush your teeth afterwards. Other drinks that can also stain your teeth include are coffee and tea.
Give Up on Smoking
Smoking affects both your overall health as well as your teeth. Tobacco causes stains so deep that it penetrates the groves and pits of tooth enamel, in the long run brushing will not be enough to remove them. Smoking also causes bad breath, gum disease and gingivitis.
Foods that Stain Your Teeth
Not only is it bad for your health, smoking is one of the worst offenders when it comes to teeth stains. Tobbacco causes brown stains that penetrate the groves and pits of tooth enamel and can be hard to remove by brushing alone. The longer you smoke, the more entrenched the stains become.
If you have had dental work done which includes dental veneers, bonding, fillings, crowns and bridges you must know that bleaching your teeth will actually create a difference in tones between your natural teeth and your dental work. In order to match your new tooth shade you might need to invest in new dental work.
As the natural enamel of teeth wears away with age, the underlying layer called dentin is revealed, this layer has a darker shade. For this reason it is important to avoid stains in the first place. Your teeth are very prone to new stains after whitening, if you commit to a good maintenance of your teeth the results of whitening might last up to a year.