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Did you know there are ways you can avoid tooth discoloration? Well, it’s true, even though there are many tooth-staining culprits out there. This means you can keep your teeth beautifully white if you’re cautious. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem, has some tips and recommendations for you.

The first thing you should do is avoid the main offenders. These are things like tobacco and tooth-staining foods and drinks. If it can stain fabric, then it can stain your teeth. So, you should avoid using tobacco and avoid drinking colored sodas, black teas, wine, and coffee. You should also avoid eating deeply colored sauces and some dark fruits and vegetables (like beets, blueberries, and raspberries).

The second thing you should do is use a straw when you can. This can help reduce your chances of staining your teeth because using a straw can make the beverage skip the teeth altogether. If you don’t use a straw, the beverage surrounds the teeth and seeps into the enamel. So, do your best to use a straw as often as possible if you must drink dark drinks.

The third thing you should do is rinse your mouth. This is the next best option if you can’t avoid the dark foods and drinks and if you can’t use a straw. When you’re done eating and drinking the dark foods and drinks, it’s best to wash the stain-causing particles away by rinsing with water.

For more information and details about how to maintain white teeth in North Miami, Florida, please reach out to American Dental Center at 305-625-5400 at your earliest convenience. The sooner you contact our dental team, the sooner we can give you the answers you seek!