How to Prevent Tooth Stains

Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself and been disappointed at the color of your teeth? Do you avoid smiling with your teeth because of unsightly stains?

You aren’t alone.

Stains to your teeth’s enamel is natural with age, yet they can also be caused by other factors, some of which can be preventable. The top staining culprits are:

  • soda
  • smoking tobacco
  • red wine
  • berries
  • tomato sauce
  • coffee
  • sticky candies

Life is short, so certainly don’t totally deprive yourself of your favorite beverages and treats! If you do choose to consume something that can cause tooth stains, try not to allow the food or drink to linger in your mouth. Once you are done, swish with water, or better yet, brush and floss right afterwards to avoid staining your teeth.

If you aren’t happy with the color of your teeth, we can help! We offer at home personalized whitening kits as well as in-office whitening, both of which are very successfully in brightening up your smile.

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About the author

A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)