How to prevent stains?

In order to prevent new stains on your teeth, it is important to brush, floss, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash at least twice a day. All three can help fight plaque, a white, hard material that forms on your teeth. The plaque makes the teeth sticky and gives stains something to hold on to. Smile Center’s toothpaste is very efficient in preventing stains, and it will help clean and whiten your teeth.

Alternatively, there are other tips that help in preventing stains. We list them here below to help you keep your bright smile:

  • Avoid smoking.
  • Drink milk or plain water after eating or drinking something acidic to help reduce the acid’s eroding effect. The eroding effect will attack the enamel and make it thinner.
  • Rinse with clear water after eating or drinking a highly pigmented food or drink.
  • Avoid snacks between meals. This will allow your saliva to dilute the acids in your mouth too.
  • Use a straw when drinking juices or liquids that stain the teeth.
  • Add milk to tea/coffee to lessen the stain of the product.
  • Eat raw, crunchy type vegetables throughout the day.
  • Some teas may stain more than others, changing to a less staining type such as white tea can decrease the stain.
  • Hard cheeses may add a protective element to the teeth in fighting stains.
  • Drinking hot water with lemon or flavors added to hot water such as fennel seeds, coriander, and cumin (placed in a tea ball) can provide some of the same calming sensations as tea.
  • The client who drinks tea throughout the day might consider drinking tea followed by warm water with lemon for the next cup or perhaps a light herbal tea.
  • Chewing gum with xylitol may diminish the stain by stimulating saliva to cleanse the mouth.
  • Using a tongue cleaner to remove the residue on the tongue and in the papillae. The stain is continually bathing the teeth when left in the papillae. Using a tongue cleaner several times a day is optimal.