Summer is the season of having fun, playing sports, and enjoying the sunshine. If you’re unhappy with your smile, then you should consider cosmetic dentistry with our professionals here at Dr. Jeffrey Feffer & Associates in Lakeview. Cosmetic dentistry includes procedures such as teeth whitening which improves the appearance of your smile.
Have your teeth yellowed over time? It happens naturally as you age, even if you don’t smoke or eat foods that stain your teeth. If you feel your teeth are keeping you from smiling, then you should consult with a dentist at Dr. Feffer & Associates to discuss your options. Our dentists here at our Lakeview office will create a plan for your smile that will have you feeling more confident and smiling more this summer.
Foods and Drinks That Stain Your Teeth
There are many foods that will discolor your teeth. Foods that are dark in color have been found to cause the most discoloration. Here are a few foods Dr. Jeffrey Feffer recommends limiting:
- Coffee: This is no surprise, but it’s common for people to brush their teeth and then immediately grab a cup of coffee on the way to work. Your teeth absorb the liquid that you put in your body. You can prevent some staining by adding creamer to lighten the color.
- Tea: Many people switch from coffee to tea because they believe it will not stain their teeth. Tea contains tannins which stains your teeth. If you are a tea person, we recommend choosing green or white teas. The lighter the color the better!
- Soda: Not only is soda terrible for your health, but it’s worse for your teeth. Imagine giving your teeth a bath in artificial sugar and acid. You can drink clear sodas, but it won’t avoid the sugar and acid.
- Blueberries: Blueberries are good for you, but they leave dark stains. We don’t recommend removing them from your diet, but we do believe you should drink lots of water while eating them to remove the dark liquid from your teeth.
If you have questions about brightening your smile, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists here at Dr. Jeffrey Feffer & Associates in Lakeview. You can reach our office at 773-348- 3668. Visit our website for more information how we can transform your smile.