If you’re like most of the world, you have, at some point, dropped money on teeth whitening products, because the yellow-ish hue infringing on your smile is killin’ your vibe.
Just like your entry way rug gets dirty from feet trampling daily on it, your teeth also get dirty and stained. If brushing and flossing are hit or miss, plaque builds up and eventually leads to tartar, that stuff that gives off the yellow-ish hue. Teeth can also stain from consuming drinks and foods with dark pigments and from using tobacco products. The worst culprits are: black tea, coffee, beets, dark soda, tomato sauce, blueberries, popsicles, acidic foods and soy sauce, tobacco, cigarettes, etc. In other words: if your front rug could get stained from a specific food or drink, so could your teeth. And like every other part of our bodies(sigh), aging can change the tooth’s color and appearance due to constant use.
But take heart, there are some tangible ways you can keep your teeth as white as possible:
- brush & floss, repeat
- give up your java obsession
- rinse frequently
- nix the nicotine
- limit dark drinks & foods
- try out whitening products
- visit the dentist (of course)
There is nothing wrong with wanting whiter teeth, which may lead to more success in your personal and professional life. Come in and see us, and we will get you started on your journey to a sparkling smile.