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If you want a white and beautiful smile, then it’s best to keep tooth stains at bay. Tooth stains darken the teeth and take the beauty from the smile. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to prevent tooth stains! Our dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, is happy to tell you all about them. You can do the following things:

-Avoid tooth-staining substances: There are things that can cause tooth discoloration, like coffee, cola, red wine, tomato sauce and dark berries. If you want to prevent tooth stains, it’s best to avoid these things. If you absolutely have to drink a dark beverage, use a straw. This can limit the contact the liquid has with the teeth.

-Don’t use tobacco: Tobacco can severely stain your smile as well as affect your oral and entire health. It’s strongly recommended to avoid tobacco use altogether.

-Use abrasive or whitening toothpaste: Abrasive or whitening toothpaste can remove surface stains on the teeth each day before they have a chance to set in. This can help you keep the white smile you want and can also help you avoid the need for a teeth whitening treatment in the future.

Call Rainier Dental Center today at 206.329.1100 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about how to prevent tooth stains in Seattle, Washington, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to helping you!