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Have you wearied of your faded, yellowing teeth? My Downey Dental completely understands. That’s why we offer a professional teeth-whitening treatment at our office. However, after your teeth are once again bright and shiny, you’ll want to protect it from products that will darken it once again. Here are a few things that can reverse the effects of whitening over time:

Dark Foods and Drinks: There are several beverages that can change the color of your smile, like coffee, tea, and red wine. These drinks have one thing in common in common: penetrating pigments called chromogens–the cause of your tooth discoloration. There are also many foods that can darken your smile: dark berries, certain pasta sauces, and balsamic vinegar.

Tobacco Products: Tar and nicotine are two chemicals in tobacco products that generate stubborn tooth stains. Tar is naturally dark, while nicotine turns yellow when it’s mixed with oxygen. If you want better oral health and overall health, avoid tobacco. We know that this is difficult for many people, but we know you can do it. Call upon one of the many resources in your area that can help you overcome your addiction.

Age: Underneath the hard, white outer shell of your teeth is a softer area called dentin. Dentin is naturally yellow. As you age, the outer shell of the teeth wears away and the dentin begins to show itself. You can slow this process by avoiding acidic foods or mixing them with nonacidic foods, as well as sticking to a regular oral hygiene routine.

As you can see, there are many things that can cause tooth staining. Follow these tips to ensure a bright smile in the long term. For more information and details about how to maintain a white smile in Downey, California, just call our office at 562-372-4294 and talk to Dr. Behzad Abadi or a member of our team. We are happy to help you!