Preventing Dental Stains
By Granville Dental, LLC
May 11, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Stains   Oral Care  

How your family dentists can help you have a brilliant smile

Dental stains can ruin your smile by making your smile appear dull and uninteresting. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to prevent dental stains, and your dentists can help. Here at Granville Dental in Granville, IL, Dr. Robert Dawe and Dr. Evan Fiedler are family dentists that proudly serve residents of Peru, Granville, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and Lasalle, IL, and they can help your smile too.

Prioritize your oral health

Tobacco use, whether it’s smoking cigarettes or using smokeless tobacco, is one of the main reasons why you might have dental stains. Given the number of health problems that they cause as well, you should quit using these products.

Drinking coffee or black tea can also give you dark stains on your teeth. Ideally, you should cut down or eliminate these beverages from your diet. If you do have to drink coffee or tea, brush your teeth afterwards if you can, or at least rinse your mouth out with water.

You can also try these simple tips:

  • Switch to white or green tea instead of black tea or coffee
  • Avoid dark berries and cherries and switch to green grapes instead
  • Switch to white wine instead of drinking red
  • Limit tomato sauce because of its acidity and pigment

You can also try a wide variety of over-the-counter whitening products including whitening toothpaste and whitening strips. Make sure they have the American Dental Association Seal of Approval. This ensures you are using a safe, effective product, not one that will make your teeth sensitive.

Your dentist can help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile in the most effective way possible, with a professional teeth whitening treatment. To find out more about professional teeth whitening solutions, call your family dentists, Dr. Robert Dawe and Dr. Evan Fiedler of Granville Dental. They proudly serve residents of Peru, Granville, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and Lasalle, Illinois: (815) 339-6888