Having a bright makes a huge difference in everyday life. It boosts self-confidence, enhances your facial aesthetics, and makes you more approachable, as it is the first thing people notice about you. However, knowingly or unknowingly, we do many things that cause our teeth to lose their shine and hamper our smiles. So, if you wish to keep your pearly whites shining, these are the top 5 things you should avoid.
- Being complacent about oral hygiene
This is no news, but still, many people do not take their oral hygiene seriously. A poor oral hygiene routine leads to plaque and tartar accumulation which discolors teeth and causes dental cavities and gum diseases. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss every day to keep your pearly whites shining bright.
- Carbonated drinks and candies
Although fizzy drinks are fun and sweet, they cause the enamel of your teeth to wear down with time. The sugars in these drinks and candies lead to dental cavities, and the added colors stain your teeth.
- Coffee, tea, and wine
Their excessive consumption combined with poor oral hygiene stains your teeth brown.
- Berries and sauces
Berries have a plethora of health benefits, but their pigments can discolor teeth.
What is life without flavors? However, sauces mainly processed and high in acidic value damages the enamel. High turmeric content curries also stain teeth yellow.
This does not mean you need to stop eating them; just maintain good oral hygiene, rinse your mouth and brush your teeth post-consumption.
- Smoking and tobacco consumption
Smoking and tobacco consumption discolors your smile, destroys your lungs and skin. It is best to maintain a ten-foot distance from these substances as it has no benefits.
If you have discolored teeth and wish to get them treated, please schedule an appointment with us at Orthodontic Wilmington Center to get started on your journey to a brighter smile.