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Top Tips to Prevent Tooth Stains

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We all want to possess a white, bright smile. While regular trips to the dentist are obviously important, it is just as prudent to recognise the different types of stains as well as how to treat them.

Some stains exist only because tiny particles have amassed on the tooth’s surface, causing external discolouration. Other stains are caused when particles penetrate the enamel, or can originate from inside a dead or dying teeth.

Tips for avoiding teeth stains

  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid dark-coloured fruits and sticky foods
  • Floss regularly
  • Avoid too much chocolate
  • Drink white wine instead of red when possible
  • Maintain proper regular daily oral hygiene

For good daily hygiene ensure you brush twice daily with a good quality toothbrush.

Take care of what you eat and drink and for those items known to cause stains, consume them in moderation.  Discover more in our article 8 Common Causes of Tooth Stains.

Read more on the subject in this article at The Health Site:

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Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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Dr Catherine Myatt BDS MFGDP(UK)

Cath joined the practice as a dentist in 2002.  She and Ashley met on their postgraduate Vocational Training course in Birmingham when they ended up working at the same practice in West Bromwich.  When Ashley was looking for an associate at Balsall Common Dental Practice, Cath came to take the role and she has been here ever since.  In 2017 Cath...

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