How To Prevent Tooth Discoloration

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Learn how to prevent tooth discoloration.

When it comes to oral health, it is common for people to strive for white teeth.  However, maintaining perfect white teeth isn’t simple; it requires constant attention to your dental hygiene.  You have to watch what you eat and drink on a daily basis, as well as, monitor how you are brushing your teeth.  The last thing you want is to live with dark yellow-brownish teeth as you age.  Luckily, there are a few simple ways to prevent tooth discoloration.

Brush and Rinse

If you are serious about preventing tooth discoloration, then make sure you are brushing and rinsing your mouth after every meal.  It is good to brush your teeth so that you are getting rid of all the plaque that has built up during a meal. Rinsing with just water is effective as removing food particle.  It is important that you are brushing and rinsing after consuming products, such as coffee and tomato sauce, which produce stains.

Use A Straw

When it comes to preventing tooth discoloration, it is essential that you are using a straw when consuming caffeinated or colored drinks.  Make sure you are using a straw to sip coffee, tea, or soft drinks. Using a straw prevents the liquid from making direct contact with your teeth enamel.  You purchase metal or reusable straws at your local convenience store so that you can have a straw at all times.

See A Professional

One of the most effective ways to prevent tooth discoloration is to see a dentist for a regular check-up at least twice a year.  At your dental check-up, you will receive a professional cleaning which will remove any built-up stains. Your dentist will teach you methods to prevent discoloration and yellowing.  You can even receive professional whitening treatments.

Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care

Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.

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