In the midst of summer parties, BBQs, and fun in the sun, you may notice your pearly whites starting to become a little dull. But don’t worry! By following the right steps from our Monroe dentist, you can keep them bright and white all year long.

1. Sip with a Straw

Certain drinks are big culprits for causing teeth stains. These can include sodas, coffee, tea, dark juices (like cranberry and grape), and red or white wine. But drinking them out of a straw can prevent them from coming in contact with the surface of your teeth and causing stains. Of course, it’s a good idea to stay away from soda and other sugary drinks to keep your teeth healthy, too.

2. Eat Teeth-staining Food in Moderation

Some foods are worse than others when it comes to staining your teeth. Blueberries, beets, soy sauce, and tomato sauce can all leave their mark behind. When you do eat these foods, brush your teeth within 20-30 minutes afterwards. If you can’t, try to rinse your mouth with water or rub a wet napkin over your teeth.

3. Try Teeth Whitening Solutions

The best way to keep teeth stains at bay is with a professional’s help. We offer quick, one-hour teeth whitening right at your dentist’s office. If you can’t swing a visit, try buying clinical strength at-home teeth whitening trays from your dentist instead.

Contact our Monroe dentist today for more information about teeth whitening and keeping your teeth from getting nasty stains.