Dentist Bel Air, MD


Achieving a dazzling smile often begins with pearly white teeth. Yet, maintaining that bright smile requires mindfulness about what you consume. Certain foods and beverages can leave harsh stains on your teeth, posing challenges to removal over time.

Understanding Staining Factors

Dark pigments in foods and beverages, known as chromogens, are notorious for staining teeth. These molecules adhere to dental enamel, causing discoloration. Additionally, highly acidic foods and beverages can erode enamel, creating a temporary softening of teeth that facilitates chromogen adhesion.

Identifying Staining Culprits

To gauge whether a food or beverage might stain your teeth, consider whether it would stain a white tablecloth or carpet. Common culprits include wine, coffee, cola, berries, sauces (like soy sauce, curry sauce, or tomato sauce), and sweets. Smoking or chewing tobacco also contribute to teeth staining.

Maintaining Whiter Teeth

Despite consuming pigmented or acidic foods, several options can help you maintain a pearly white smile. Consistent brushing and flossing twice daily are essential. Electric toothbrushes, recommended by your dentist, can enhance cleaning efficacy, effectively removing stains and residue. Additionally, inquire about teeth whitening treatments available either in-office or for home use.

Experience True North Dentistry’s Dedication to Your Dental Health

For inquiries or to schedule an appointment with True North Dentistry, Peggy Leary DDS, contact our dental office today. Let us guide you on the journey to a brighter, healthier smile.

True North Dentistry
Phone: 410-838-8078
4A North Avenue, Suite 200
Bel Air, MD 21014

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Dentist Bel Air

4A North Ave STE 200,
Bel Air, MD 21014

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Tuesday:8am - 7pm
Wednesday:8am - 5pm
Thursday:8am - 5pm
Friday:8am - 3pm
Saturday:8am - 2pm

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