Feeling Insecure About the Color of Your Teeth?

If stains on your teeth are causing you to hide your smile, worry no more. There are many ways you can brighten the color of your teeth, although they are not meant to be totally white. The natural color of teeth is actually a light yellow. As you age, your teeth tend to darken. Surface enamel also cracks and erodes over time, exposing dentin, which absorbs food color. What can you do to make your smile brighter?

Electric Toothbrush

People who find it hard to brush often may be more inclined to brush if they are using an electric toothbrush. However, when it comes to removing plaque, it depends more on the quality of your brushing than the type of toothbrush being used.

Whitening Toothpaste

Peroxides in toothpastes may only stay on the surface for a brief period of time, but they do provide you with a slightly brighter smile after brushing. If you have whitened your teeth for, for example, a special occasion, try to avoid drinking tea, coffee, or colas, as they are likely what stained your teeth in the first place. 

Use Straws

To prevent staining, or restaining after using a whitener, consider drinking your coffee, tea, and cola through a straw to avoid staining your teeth again. It may not be your preferred way to consume your favorite beverage, but it will help limit your exposure to stains. 


All mouthwashes are ideal for rinsing, but mouthwash with an antibacterial action will reduce stain-catching plaque. You can also find whitening mouthwash products.

Brush After Meals

Brush your teeth after every meal to lessen the chance of keeping stains on your teeth. Brush gently; overly aggressive brushing can expose the deeper-hued dentin, which can make your teeth look dirtier. 

Jacksonville Dental Care

At Jacksonville Dental Care, we believe that everyone deserves a bright, clean, natural-looking smile. At Jacksonville Dental Care we have helped many patients correct years of oral neglect in just one or two comfortable and stress-free dental appointments. Contact us today!