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Do you have stains on your pearly whites that are making you shy to smile? Is it possible to prevent tooth stains while enjoying your favorite things? Dr. Asal Shirazi and Dr. Reza Rajabi in Brea, California understand that you might not be willing to give up your daily cup of coffee or cranberry juice with breakfast even though they can stain your smile, so check out the following tips you can take to limit tooth stains.

–Enlist the help of a straw: Drinking drinks from a straw can effectively limit their ability to discolor your teeth. This goes equally for fruit juices or soda, iced lattes or your favorite iced tea. Drinking through a straw will help keep the staining agents from discoloring the visible areas of your smile.

–Brush, floss, mouthwash: Removing food debris after eating or drinking staining foods helps limit their ability to discolor them. This simple action removes lingering staining agents and if you use an antibacterial mouthwash, this helps prevent plaque from forming on your pearly whites. Plaque is a substance that allows staining agents a foothold to adhere to.

–Say no to tobacco: It’s true, tobacco stains are notorious whether you chew or smoke it. fact, tobacco use is the one tooth staining habit we strongly encourage giving up as it affects your oral health and your overall health. Thankfully there are tobacco cessation programs available to help. You can talk to your doctor for more information.

–Professional routine dental cleanings: Dental cleanings are essential to a healthy, vibrant smile. These cleanings allow us to remove hardened plaque which allows stains to adhere to. You don’t want to give stains a surface to stick to, and removing plaque helps prevent this.

If you are regularly enjoying blueberry desserts or beets for your health, don’t panic. With proper care, you can enjoy your favorite foods and beverages while protecting your pearly whites.

Our Fullerton Dental Care team in Brea, California is here to help you keep your smile bright. Even if aging has made your teeth less bright due to thinning tooth enamel and the underlying darker dentin is peeking through, we offer tooth whitening treatments to renew your smile. If you are interested in a tooth whitening treatment with Dr. Asal Shirazi or Dr. Reza Rajabi please call 714-386-7421 today!