How Certain Foods Will Affect Your Teeth Whitening

March 16, 2013 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev teeth whitening


So, you’ve been to the dentist and had a teeth whitening procedure, and now you’re flashing those pearly whites all over town.  At the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to know that there are some things you can do to keep that smile bright and white for a longer period of time.  You see, the foods you eat can play an important role in keep your teeth white, and if you eat enough of the wrong ones, it can create stains.  Here are some of the worst offenders.

Coffee

It’s almost unimaginable to think about starting your day without a cup of coffee, isn’t it?  But if you’ve ever looked inside your coffee pot, or the inside of a years-old coffee cup, you’ll understand why coffee can so easily stain your teeth.  The more you drink, the more at risk you are for those unsightly stains.  If you can’t give it up altogether, the dentist advices that you at least brush your teeth instantly after you drink it.

Blueberries

Blueberries may be great for your body, but they are serious offenders when it comes to staining your teeth.  Just think back to the last time you had a blueberry stain on a piece of clothing—did you ever get it off?  They work in the same way on your teeth.  The other berries, like blackberries and raspberries will leave behind unwanted stains on your teeth, too.

Drinks

Red wine anyone?  Not if you’re trying to keep your teeth white and free from stains.  In addition, grape juice can have the unwanted effect of reducing the effects of your teeth whitening procedure.  People who drink flavored drinks often don’t realize that the dyes that make them those pretty colors can also affect the color of their teeth.  If you’re going to drink anything that leaves a stain in a white cup, you can be sure it will leave one on your teeth, too.

Let Us Help

At the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted (View pictures of a teeth whitening make over here). Teeth whitening plays an important role in a beautiful smile, so call our offices today and set an appointment.

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