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How can I keep my teeth from looking dull?

Adult man smiling near Springfield ILAt Ruggless Dental, we often have patients ask about improving their at-home oral health routine to keep their teeth as bright as possible. The easiest, and most efficient, way to brighten your smile is with professional teeth whitening. 

While it's true that our teeth tend to darken naturally with age, there are plenty of preventive techniques we can adopt to keep them as bright as possible for as long as we can.  

If you struggle to keep your teeth stain-free, one of the simplest things you can do is adjust your diet and lifestyle. We recommend avoiding the following:

  • Smoking and tobacco products
  • Tomato sauce
  • Dark fruits like beets
  • Berries
  • Coffee and tea
  • Wine (red and white)
  • Sodas 

It's essential that patients make sure to remain hydrated by drinking lots of water. Water helps flush any food particles that can make your teeth appear dull or stained.

We also recommend eating healthy foods like kale, spinach, strawberries, and carrots that help "scrub" your enamel. 

Likely the most important thing you can do for yourself and your smile is to brush and floss regularly. Brushing after meals can keep food particles from resulting in plaque and tartar build-up, sure-fire paths to unattractive teeth. 

Professional Teeth Whitening Keep Your Smile Bright

If you can't seem to make a difference in your current smile, you may be interested in professional teeth whitening. Our Springfield cosmetic dentist offers this treatment to patients who want a show-stopping smile. 

To learn more about how teeth whitening can alter your smile in just one dental visit, call Ruggless Dental today at (217) 787-0212!

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