Tips for Preventing Enamel Yellowing


Posted on 8/23/2021 by Thomas Wold, DMD
Tips for Preventing Enamel YellowingThe enamel is the outer covering of your tooth. It is the hardest tissue in your body and it plays an important role in protecting the tooth against bacteria intrusion. There are many factors that can cause enamel yellowing. Some of them include beverages, certain foods, some medications, and age. Luckily, there are several ways you can prevent your enamel from yellowing. Read on for more on enamel yellowing.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene


One way you can maintain your enamel's natural white color is by practicing good oral hygiene. You should carefully and properly brush your teeth at least twice a day. For better results, you should brush gently for at least three minutes. Furthermore, you should also clean between your teeth by flossing. This should be done on a regular basis. You can also use a whitening mouthwash or an antiseptic to keep your mouth clean. It is also important to come in for regular dental checkups. Our professionals will identify the conditions that could lead to dental stains and treat them early.

Avoid Stain-Causing Foods


You can also prevent your enamel from yellowing by avoiding stain-causing foods. There are certain foods and drinks that contain colors and acids known to stain teeth. Thoroughly pigmented foods like berries, red wine, and coffee can be delicious but you should only consume them once in a while. When drinking beverages that could stain your enamel, you should use a straw to reduce contact. It is also important to brush teeth after consuming foods that could cause stains.

Consume Foods Rich in Calcium


Calcium is a mineral that promotes a healthy enamel. With a healthy enamel, the dentin underneath it will not show. This prevents it from looking yellowish. Some of the foods rich in calcium include dairy products and some vegetables. Visit our offices for more information on how to prevent your enamel from yellowing.
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