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If you have been noticing that your teeth aren't looking as white as they used to be, you should consider going to the dentist for a professional teeth cleaning treatment. Once you have the cleaning treatment done, you should make sure you do everything you can afterward to keep your teeth white for as long as possible. The information offered here will help you to prevent future staining on your teeth.
Always drink water with your meals
When you eat, small particles of food can stay on the surface of your teeth. It won't take long for plaque to start to develop due to those particles. Drinking water with your meal can obviously help by rinsing down the food particles so less stick.
Chew gum after you eat
A good way to remove plaque continuously throughout the day is to chew sugarless gum. Since this gum doesn't have any sugar in it, you won't have to worry about it contributing to the development of cavities and it helps by pulling the more stuck on particles from the surface of your teeth. Chewing gum also helps to increase the amount of saliva you produce and more saliva means more breakdown and removal of plaque.
Stay away from foods and drinks that cause stains
While drinking and certain things every once in a while won't hurt, making a regular habit of consuming things known to cause teeth stains is a bad idea. A few examples of foods and drinks known to stain teeth include red pasta sauce, soy sauce, curry, dark berries, black tea, coffee, energy drinks, red wine and soda.
Choose foods that promote whiter teeth
Certain foods are known to help naturally whiten your teeth, and these are the types of foods you should incorporate into your daily diet as much as possible. Some examples of teeth whitening foods are strawberries, apples, yogurt, cheese, milk and fibrous vegetables.
Use whitening products on a daily basis
Once you have your teeth whitened, start using whitening toothpaste and mouthwash each day. While these things may not do much when used as your only method, they will help to fight off stains when used with the proper whitening treatments.
By going to your family dentist regularly, getting teeth whitening treatments when recommended and following good dental habits, you can enjoy the benefits of a great looking smile for a long time into the future.