June 5, 2018
If you’re like most people, you enjoy a lot of foods and beverages that don’t necessarily contribute to a pearly-white smile. Having said that, enjoying life is really important, so there’s no reason to completely give up these dietary pleasures! Especially since modern dentistry offers a fantastic solution to erase the effects that these foods and beverages have on your teeth. Zoom whitening in Bridgeport delivers amazing results in a short amount of time. But which foods are the biggest culprits to staining your teeth? Keep reading to learn about the five “heavy stainers” and how Zoom whitening can help!
Tea and Coffee
Whether it’s relaxing with a cup of tea at night or waking up with coffee each morning, these two beverages are one of the most common culprits of staining!
Red wine has very strong pigments that stain your teeth both immediately and over time. If you enjoy red wine on a regular basis, it’s helpful to swish with water in between sips to wash some of the pigments away.
Soda contributes to staining in a couple of ways. In addition to containing dark pigments, it also has sugar and acid in it that wears away at the enamel over time and makes your teeth more susceptible to staining and yellowing.
Fruit juices such as cranberry, blueberry and grape can easily stain your teeth if you drink them regularly. Fruit juice is somewhat similar to soda in that it has a high amount of sugar and very little nutritional value, so it’s best to minimize your consumption of juice as much as possible.
Tomatoes and Turmeric
Savory dishes that are tomato-based or contain turmeric are very healthy, so there’s no need to minimize them. However, since they do stain the teeth, it’s best to swish with water during meals and brush immediately after, if possible.
What’s the Solution For Stained Teeth?
One of the best solutions for stained or yellow teeth is Zoom! whitening. This in-office whitening treatment with a dentist in Bridgeport can whiten your teeth up to 10 shades in just one visit!
Here’s what you can expect:
- First, your lips, gums and cheeks will be protected before the whitening solution is applied to your teeth.
- Then a special light is applied to accelerate the effects of the solution. This will be done in 15-minute increments to monitor the result and make sure you don’t have any sensitivity.
- When the final result is achieved, you’ll be given instructions for how to maintain your bright new smile at home!
It’s important to note that everyone needs touchups from time-to-time depending on their lifestyle and habits, so be sure to ask how often you should touch-up so you can enjoy your new pearly whites for as long as possible!
About the Author
Dr. Michael Curtis always encourages his patients to enjoy their favorite foods and beverages because it’s part of enjoying life to the fullest. That’s why he’s glad to offer a treatment that can erase the stains from these foods and restore his patient’s smiles to their former shade. If you have any questions, he can be contacted via his website or at (203) 372-4296.
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