Tips to Keep Your Teeth Stain-Free

We’re going to bet that you’d rather not have a bunch of stains on your teeth marring their appearance! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help keep your teeth stain-free so you can enjoy picture-perfect smile.

  1. Limit Stain-Causing Foods & Beverages
  2. You don’t have to change your whole diet to keep your teeth white, but you should be more aware of which foods and beverages are known to leave stains. That way, you can take extra care to limit your intake or rinse your mouth with water afterward. For example, tomato sauce, berries, balsamic vinegar, coffee, tea, and red wine can often cause stains. With these beverages, you can use a straw to reduce the liquid’s contact with your teeth. But whenever possible, simply drink water instead.

    Two hands holding goblets with red wine that can stain teeth
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  3. Keep Away from Tobacco
  4. If you use tobacco, it’s going to be difficult to maintain a white smile. Whether you smoke or chew it, tobacco can leave some pretty serious stains on your teeth and it reduces your body’s ability to fight off oral infections. Quitting tobacco will drastically improve the appearance of your smile, the health of your mouth, and your overall body wellness!

    Black and white photo of a bearded man smoking a cigarette with tobacco, which stains teeth
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  5. Brush & Floss Every Day
  6. It may seem like a no-brainer but this tip is a big one. Brushing and flossing regularly is a great way to avoid stains from forming on your teeth. By maintaining superb oral hygiene, you can prevent plaque and tartar from building up and yellowing your teeth. If you don’t do so already, consider adding some alcohol-free antibacterial mouthwash to your normal routine as an extra safeguard.

    Two toothbrushes with pink and blue bristles for brushing teeth on a split purple and pink background

Ask Us for Additional Dental Tips!

Want more tips and tricks for taking care of your smile? Our Corvallis Dental Group team is here for you. And if you feel like you’re doing everything you can but you still can’t get rid of the stains of your teeth, we can also help with our professional teeth whitening services . Contact us today to schedule a consultation for a whiter smile.

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