There are some things you can do to prevent stains on your teeth. Limit staining foods and beverages like coffee, red wine, soda and foods with strong colors. You should limit the amount of time these substances are in contact with your teeth. Drink beverages known to stain teeth out of a straw for example. Additionally, avoid chewing tobacco and smoking and, it can cause teeth discoloration or yellowing.
Regular brushing and flossing can help your teeth stay white by reducing bacteria in your mouth and preventing plaque build-up. Toothpaste gently rubs out stains on your teeth, and flossing removes bacteria that lead to plaque. Regular dental cleanings can also help your teeth stay clean and less yellow.
A diet high in fruits and vegetables may be good for both your body and your teeth. While they are no substitute for brushing your teeth, crunchy, raw fruits and vegetables can help rub plaque away as you chew. In particular, strawberries have been claimed to help whiten your teeth when mixed with baking soda. The malic acid found in strawberries remove discoloration, while the baking soda buff away stains.
If you decide to try this method, limit its use to a few times per week because strawberry and baking soda paste had a minimal effect on tooth enamel, excessive use could cause damage on your enamel.
If you decide to go to the dentist or buy over-the-counter teeth whitening products, t’s a good idea to get your teeth professionally cleaned, have all your cavities filled, and make sure your gums are healthy before using whitening or bleaching products.
Dentist-supervised tooth whitening involves the controlled use of carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, tailored to a particular patient.
The teeth whiteners use bleaching chemicals to get down into the tooth enamel and set off a chemical reaction (an oxidation reaction) that breaks apart the staining compounds. Most teeth whiteners use one of two chemical agents: carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide.
You can also use over-the-counter teeth whitening. It also use carbamide or hydrogen peroxide. The main benefit of over-the-counter teeth whitening are cheap prices and they are available to use immediately after your have purchased it. Most of these products are relatively easy to use, and independent research has shown that they are effective if you respect the instructions.back