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If you want to keep a white and brilliant smile, then it’s best to keep up on oral hygiene, visit your dentists, Dr. Ese Okugbaye and Dr. Rita Okugbaye, every six months, and avoid eating and drinking the foods and drinks that can stain your smile. Whether you believe it or not, there are many products that can take the whiteness out of your teeth, including:

Fruits and berries: There are multiple berries and fruits that can stain your teeth, including blueberries, blackberries, cherries, pomegranates, and other vibrant fruits. It’s best to avoid eating these fruits and berries as well as pies and juices that are made from them.

Wine: Red wine is notorious for staining smiles because of its rich, dark color. However, even white wine can make your smile susceptible to stains because it has acid that can wear your tooth enamel away, making it easy for the staining particles to set into place.

Sports drinks: Sports drinks can erode your tooth enamel, which sets the stage for many stains. This means your teeth are more subject to staining after you’ve consumed a sports drink. It’s best to drink water while you’re working out.

Sauce: Even though they are tasty, their deeply colored sauces can discolor your teeth, especially soy, tomato, and curry sauces. It’s better to eat light-colored or creamy sauces instead and brush and rinse quickly after eating them.

Tea: Tea is a drink to avoid if you’re wanting to maintain a white smile, especially black tea. In fact, black tea can stain your smile even more than coffee can. In addition, herbal and white tea can wear away the outer shell of your teeth, which can also make your teeth susceptible to stains.

If you avoid consuming these foods and beverages and take good care of your smile, then there’s a good chance you’ll maintain a white, bright, and shiny smile in Alvarado, Texas. If you have questions or if you would like information about whitening treatments that can reverse the staining effects from these products, please call 888-635-6401 and schedule an appointment. Our team is happy to help you!