How to Keep White Looking Teeth

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Keep your White Looking Teeth

Have you ever wondered how your teeth don’t stay as white after a long period of time? Ever wondered what you could do to keep your teeth looking the same shade of white all year round? Well, this article is going to highlight all those things and offer some solutions too. 

Keeping your teeth a nice shade of white is not easy and you may need to sacrifice a few things to keep your current shade of whiteness. These things include personal habits such as smoking, drinking and even eating certain foods. Lets take it step by step and really delve into the details of how to keep white looking teeth. 

Foods to Avoid For White Teeth

There are certain foods to avoid for white teeth especially foods with strong colours or additives such as sugar and acids. These things are toxic to your teeth if consumed regularly and your whiteness will deteriorate over time. The worst foods and drinks to consume for white teeth are: 

  • Fizzy drinks
  • Coffee
  • Red Wine
  • Tea
  • Balsamic Vinegar 
  • Sauces (tomato, soy etc)
  • Berries

Although some of these foods are good for you, they definitely are not good if you want white teeth. The acids, colours and sugar content gradually eat away at your teeth, leaving nasty stains behind. And why would anyone want to go through the teeth whole whitening process, only to risk staining their teeth after?

We’re not saying you should stop eating fruit and drinking coffee or tea all together though! We understand these foods and drinks are enjoyable and can be very good for you. Maybe consider cutting down on them, like drinking one cup of coffee a day instead of four cups and choose milky coffee over black coffee. Consider other fruits besides berries, such as bananas or pears. Fruits such as apples and oranges are highly nutritious but contain high amounts of acids, so be careful!

Basically, if you eat ‘whiter’ foods that aren’t full of artificial colouring and stay away from junk food, you should have no problem in keeping your white looking teeth.

Bad Habits that Damage Teeth

This is generally the most obvious information that affects teeth whitening; bad personal habits. And we’re not talking about biting your nails or fidgeting either. What we’re talking about is drinking alcohol and smoking. Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are without a doubt the worst things that you can do to stain your teeth, not to mention the other health risks they carry. We all know that cigarettes carry several health risks and over time will leave dark stains on your teeth.

Alcohol contains acids that attack the enamel of your teeth, leaving them vulnerable to other things that can also cause damage. Beer for example contains dark barley and spirits are mixed with acidic soda drinks. Another thing about alcohol is that it dries the mouth. We need saliva to moisten our teeth and remove plaque and bacteria, so what you could do is drink water in between alcohol. 

What can I Do To Keep My White Looking Teeth?

You can practise good oral care techniques, like brushing your teeth twice a day. You should be brushing your teeth on a morning and before bed to get rid of plaque build up and to clean your mouth. It also good to use mouthwash, as it kills nearly all remaining bacteria that has built up in your mouth throughout the day. Some people also use dental floss, a product that gets rid of tough to reach in between your teeth.

We recommend that you regularly visit your dentist, so that you can be checked up on by a professional. All these things combined and you can have one seriously healthy white smile!