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Having a beautiful smile with healthy, white teeth is a common goal among dental patients. However, over time, the teeth naturally become less white due to food, beverages, smoking, poor oral hygiene, and the natural aging process. 

Luckily, there are many steps that you can take to achieve and maintain healthy, white teeth. We’ve compiled our best tips for keeping your teeth white below. 

Avoid Drinks That Stain Teeth

Drinks including coffee, tea, and red wine contribute to tooth discoloration. Limiting these beverages throughout the day can help you avoid staining and keep your teeth white. 

When you drink beverages that are likely to stain the teeth, you can minimize the risk of discoloration by using a straw. A straw will keep the drink from coming into contact with your front teeth. You can also rinse out your mouth or brush your teeth after eating drinks that may stain your teeth. 

Limit Sugars and Acidic Foods

Eating a healthy diet with limited sugary and acidic foods can help keep your teeth white. These foods can break down your tooth enamel, allowing bacteria to form in the mouth. This will contribute to tooth discoloration. 

Don’t Smoke

Smoking is an unhealthy habit for your entire mouth. Tooth discoloration can be caused by smoking, along with other oral health problems including gum disease, bad breath, and greater accumulation of plaque and tartar. 

Visit Your Dentist for Regular Cleanings

Visiting your dentist every six months for a check-up and cleaning is one of the most important practices for maintaining white, healthy teeth. Your dentist will give your teeth a deep clean and address any oral health concerns that could accelerate tooth discoloration. 

Boost Teeth Whitening

We offer our Boost Teeth Whitening System to help our patients keep their teeth sparkling white. During this in-office treatment, we’ll apply a whitening gel directly to your teeth, then activate it with an ultraviolet light. The gel will be absorbed into your tooth enamel, removing stains, dark spots, and discoloration. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for Boost Teeth Whitening or a check-up with Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi.