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Are you finding yourself with stains on your teeth that make you want to hide your smile? If so, our KidsKare P.C. team knows how vital your smile is to your self-image. To help you make the most of yours, we’d like to share some tips with you regarding your teeth whitening options.

#1 Food/Drinks

Staining foods and drinks like berries, tomato-based sauces, coffee, tea, and red wine, can leave you with unsightly stains on your teeth when consumed regularly. Thankfully, making some simple changes can help. Coffee and tea can be sipped through a straw to avoid contact with tooth enamel, and eating apples, oranges, and grapes instead of berries can give your teeth a break from staining agents.

#2 Heredity

Your family tree can leave you with off-white or yellowish pearly whites. Speak with our dentists about effective teeth whitening options that can help.

#3 Aging

Time isn’t kind to your teeth or your body. Aging allows enamel to wear down, exposing the yellower dentin layer beneath it. Our dentists can suggest enamel-building toothpaste along with teeth whitening options that can bring back your youthful smile.

#4 Tobacco

No matter how you enjoy your tobacco–smoking or chewing–this habit can seriously impact your teeth. Stains and discoloration, along with destroying healthy gum tissue are two common outcomes of tobacco use. Make the choice to put this habit behind you and find yourself with a healthier smile.

#5 Ineffective Products

Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and oral rinses can lift stains but may not be effective by themselves. Professional dental whitening may be maintained by using whitening toothpaste and rinses afterward.

If you are in the Las Cruces, New Mexico, area, and are tired of unsightly tooth stains, we invite you to call 575-532-5437. We are happy to discuss your teeth whitening options at KidsKare P.C. at a convenient location nearest you. Our dentist specialists can help you brighten your smile with either an in-office or take-home treatment!