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Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Foods That Stain Your Teeth

While you’re assuredly familiar with the fact that oral hygiene has a huge long-term impact on the way that your teeth look, you may not be quite as familiar to the fact that even the foods you eat can greatly affect your teeth as well. It’s true – many foods actually contain staining properties that can cause your teeth to lose their beautiful luster over time. As your Green Bay cosmetic dentist and dental team, we at Oral Health Associates would like to share with you some of these staining foods that you should watch out for as well as how to best defend against staining.

Teeth Staining Foods

Some of the foods that are most likely to stain your teeth are as follows:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Red wine
  • Soda
  • Sports drinks
  • Energy drinks
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranates
  • Grapes
  • Citrus fruits
  • Tomato sauce

How to Prevent Your Teeth from Staining

While the obvious best way to prevent your teeth from being stained is to avoid the foods that we previously mentioned, we understand that many people won’t want to completely give up some of their favorite foods. Thankfully, there are still many things that you can do to help decrease the chance that those foods will end up staining your teeth. We recommend doing the following:

  • Brush Right After Eating – After you’ve eaten any foods that might stain your teeth, you should immediately brush your teeth. This will help remove the foods that are causing your teeth to be stained.
  • Rinse Your Mouth Out – If you can’t brush after eating, you should at least try to rinse your mouth out. This can lessen the effect that foods have on staining your teeth.
  • Use a Straw – If the staining foods that you consume happen to be drinks, we highly recommend using a straw. By using a straw, the drink will bypass your teeth, which will keep them from being stained.

If Your Teeth Are Already Stained

If you notice that your teeth are getting stained, it’s thankfully not the end of the world! Modern dentistry is capable of providing you with an excellent solution to your problem – teeth whitening. Your Green Bay cosmetic dentist is able to provide you with both in-office and at-home teeth whitening kits that can remove stains and make your teeth several shades brighter. It’s a simple and immediate treatment; after about an hour, you’ll notice highly visible results. We encourage you to try our effective teeth whitening treatment sometime!

Come and Visit Your Green Bay Cosmetic Dentist!

If you’re interested in our teeth whitening treatment or any of our other excellent cosmetic dentistry services, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your Green Bay cosmetic dentist by giving us a call at (920) 437-3376. Alternatively, you can schedule a visit by filling out our online Request an Appointment! form. We can’t wait to see you and help give you a brighter smile!

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COVID-19 Notice

Dear Patients:

We at Oral Health Associates hope this notice finds you and your family in good health. Over the last few months Green Bay has been through a lot, and we all are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. One thing that has not changed during this time is our commitment to the safety of you and our staff.

You may have noticed infection control has always been a top priority at our practice. Our established processes ensure you receive care that is both safe and comfortable. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first contagious illness to have circulated our country, nor will it be the last. Over the lifetime of our practice we have successfully prevented the transmission of many infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Swine flu, H1N1, MERS, SARS in addition to our annual “flu season.” Furthermore, hepatitis in its many forms, HPV, herpes, etc. are all part of our everyday lives as your dental care team.

In addition to our standard and universal precautions we want to tell you of additional infection control procedures we have implemented. We follow the daily updates and recommendations of the American Dental Association, the CDC, and OSHA. You may notice the following changes at your next appointment:

  • ⦿ Our office will do a brief but thorough screening process prior to arriving at our office and when you arrive including taking your temperature.
  • ⦿ We have hand sanitizer present throughout our office including at the reception area when you enter and exit and ask that you please use it.
  • ⦿ We have removed difficult to clean items from our waiting rooms like magazines, children’s toys, etc.
  • ⦿ Social distancing will be considered as we allow increased space in our waiting room and the option to wait in your vehicle prior to your appointment.
  • ⦿ We request you please bring a mask for yourself to wear in our waiting room.
  • ⦿ Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment at the highest available level which may include wearing masks and face shields for the entirety of your visit.
  • ⦿ We have installed multiple Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Systems in our office which has proven very effective at safely filtering air within our office and killing many pathogens including SARS and other versions of coronaviruses.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding the steps we take to ensure the safety of everyone in our office. Thank you for being our patient and we look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,

Oral Health Associates

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