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– The Life-Like Staff
It’s almost Halloween, are you ready? Yes, it may be true that we, dental professionals, get a little anxious when this beloved tradition rolls in. After all, it’s the season of sugary treats. Did you know these sweets could seriously affect your beautiful, bright smile? We’re not just talking about its cavity-causing qualities, but also their teeth-staining potential. If you are serious about keeping a bright, white smile, this should concern you.
We don’t want your teeth to be your Halloween costume this year! In preparation for this year’s celebrations, we’d like to share different types of food and drinks that cause teeth stains—and what you can eat or do instead.
- Sugary treats and drinks. These include candy, cookies, soda and energy drinks, and even chips—basically all of the junk food that you can think of. Yes, sugar can rot your tooth! Sugar and bacteria in your mouth interacting isn’t a good sign—the bacteria use sugar as energy, the process of which releases acid as a waste product, which gradually attacks the enamel and dentine of the teeth. What to consume instead: If you have a sweet tooth, stick with fruits, like strawberries, pineapples, and apples. These fruits boost saliva flow, which is good for your teeth. Be careful, too, because some fruits cause teeth stains, such as blueberries, pomegranate, grapes, and cranberries. Citrus fruits, such as grapefruit and oranges, are very acidic, as well, which can harm teeth.
- Black Coffee and Tea. The tannins in your coffee cause staining and discoloration. And according to Colgate, the darker the tea, the more likely it is to stain your teeth. What to consume instead: You can try drinking lighter teas, because they contain less tannins. Some green teas have fluoride in them, and mint tea does wonders for your breath. You can lighten your coffee with cream—or, if you can’t help it, drink black coffee and dark tea with a lid so only a very amount of liquid touch your teeth.
- Wine. Just like coffee and tea, wine—whether red or white, contain tannins that have stain-causing potential. What to consume instead: Pair wine with cheese and nuts! Both contain protein that can protect your teeth. And if possible, try to brush your teeth immediately after consuming wine.
At the end of the day, the key take away is to consume everything in moderation. We’re not stopping you from enjoying any of these food and drinks. Let’s face it, they’re enjoyable to consume! But we do encourage you to brush your teeth immediately after to prevent any negative effects.
If all else fails, we’re here to help. Our practice utilizes dental whitening products from Life-Like Cosmetic Solutions, the original teeth whitening system. We offer in-office professional teeth whitening, and send patients home with an in-home whitening kit to extend the benefits even longer. If you are too busy to brush swish with water.
If you or someone your know is interested in a smile makeover and whiter teeth, please contact our office today to set up an appointment for teeth whitening, or ask any questions you may have about dental care, cosmetic dentistry, oral hygiene, or dental teeth whitening. Happy Halloween from the dental professionals at Acme Dentistry!