Save your Whites
A tooth friendly diet or a healthy diet can help you to smile brighter and keep your gums healthy. Many nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin D and calcium are essential for your oral health. Oral health is essential to maintain a bright smile, but you need to watch what you eat and drink. Certain foods and drinks can discolor your teeth. If you want to protect your white teeth, then you should avoid these:
- Beverages: A number of drinks including tea, coffee, soda, wine and sports drinks can cause stains due to their acidity. Every tea has been shown to cause stains and erode enamel. Soda and wine both can cause discoloration and damage to your teeth which even encourage further staining from acidic foods. Rinse your mouth with water after sipping any of these beverages and you will have lesser chances of getting stains on your teeth.
- Desserts with Dark Berries: Eating too much of desserts and sweets can harm your teeth. Desserts such as pies that contain dark berries like blueberry, cranberry, and blackberry can cause serious stains. Same as wine, dark berries contain powerful pigments and it only takes a few bites to darken your teeth. Don’t let them linger in your mouth for too long. Finish with a glass of milk
or a serving of hard cheese, both of which neutralize the acid and strengthen teeth.
- Smoking and chewing tobacco: Nicotine and tar in cigarettes or other forms of tobacco leave highly unaesthetic stains on your teeth which are difficult to clean and remove.
- Certain medications: Certain drugs like tetracycline when taken in childhood can cause permanent discoloration of your teeth.
Limiting your intake of all of these will benefit both your oral and overall health. Harmless teeth whitening procedures can also do small wonders to brighten and whiten your smile. Come visit The Dental Spa to nurture your smile!