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If you want a white smile, then you need to prevent tooth stains. Tooth stains take the brightness and beauty away from your smile and can even lower your self-esteem as well as decrease how much you love your smile’s appearance. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent tooth stains, and our dentist, Dr. Zack Nimri, is happy to tell you all about them. Those things are:

-Avoid tooth-staining substances: Substances like tea, coffee, cola, red wine, tomato sauce, dark berries and other dark foods and beverages can stain the tooth enamel. It’s best to avoid these things as much as possible. If you absolutely have to have them, it’s best to limit the contact they have with the teeth. For example, to limit the contact liquids have with the teeth, you can use a straw.

-Don’t use tobacco: Tobacco can severely stain your smile as well as affect your oral and entire health. It’s strongly recommended to avoid tobacco use altogether.

-Use abrasive or whitening toothpaste: These oral hygiene tools can help you remove surface stains before they have a chance to set into the tooth enamel. This can help you prevent tooth stains as well as the need to whiten the teeth down the road. You can talk to our dental team about which toothpaste is best for you and your smile.

To learn more about how to prevent tooth stains in Gilbert, Arizona, please contact our dental team at Higley Dental Care. All you need to do is dial 480-988-7007. We also encourage you to call our office if you’re interested in scheduling a whitening appointment. We look forward to talking with you and helping you!