At New Albany Implants, we encourage our patients to take the extra step to ensure their smile stays nice and bright forever. We see every type of patient – those who have naturally white teeth who want to maintain their smile and others whose teeth are more prone to staining.
Whichever patient you are, we have some tips to help your reduce the risk of staining your teeth:
Maintain Bright Smile
The discoloration of our teeth is created by stains on the enamel – the outer thin layer that protects the dentin. This layer is translucent, so dark drinks and foods can stain it over time. Drinks like coffee and tea stain the enamel. Those of us who who depend on those drinks to start our day should consider using a straw so the liquid does not make contact with your teeth. If you drink coffee or tea, be sure to brush or rinse your mouth with water. Habits like smoking and chewing tobacco are not only harmful to your health, but they discolor your teeth.
You can seek at-home teeth whitening treatments, but the best method for maintaining a bright smile is to regularly brush and floss and visit our office twice a year for checkups and cleanings.
If your teeth easily stain, you might want to consider receiving professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. Both methods can restore your smile for years to come. For more information about our whitening methods or veneers, call us today!