In our last blog, we discussed common foods and beverages that cause the majority of tooth staining. Here, we will take a look at what you can do to protect your teeth from staining in the first place.

Regular cleanings
You should schedule a regular checkup and cleaning with your Washington, DC dentist every six months. This is the easiest and most effective way to combat tooth staining. Contact us today to schedule your next checkup and cleaning appointment!

Daily precautions
While visiting your local Washington, DC dentist office twice per year for a regular checkup and cleaning is the ultimate defense against tooth stains, there are certain things you can do on a daily basis that can help to prevent staining as well. If you are going to be drinking soda, be sure to use a straw. This can minimize the contact that the liquid has with your teeth. If you are drinking coffee, try to drink it all during a designated time, instead of slowly sipping all day long. After eating high-risk foods such as berries, pasta sauce, curry, and others, be sure to rinse your mouth immediately after consumption to reduce the risk of staining. By following these simple guidelines, you can greatly reduce the risk of having your teeth stained.

Stained teeth are very common. Don’t let them get you down! Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment and we can help you put together a long-term oral health care plan.