More and more people are investing in teeth whitening London wide. After all, nothing looks better than a sparkly white smile. However, once you have visited a dentist London based, it is important to look after your teeth properly. This involves cutting down on food that are notorious for staining teeth, or cleaning your teeth thoroughly immediately after you eat one of the following.
- Berries – We don’t advise cutting the likes of blueberries, raspberries and cranberries from your diet, as they are packed with health benefits. However, you should wash them down with a glass of milk or water afterwards. Milk is great for neutralising acid. Also, do not keep the berries in your mouth for too long, as the deep and rich hue can cause significant discolouration.
- Balsamic vinegar – Balsamic vinegar makes a delicious and healthy salad dressing. To ensure it does not stain your teeth, eat a lot of lettuce in relation to the amount of vinegar you use, as the lettuce will help to clean the vinegar off your teeth.
- Acidic and citrus foods – Any dentist London based will tell you that your white smile can soon become discoloured if you eat a lot of acidic and citrus foods. They can also expose the yellow dentin under your teeth, as they cause acid erosion.
- Curry – Do you love getting a takeaway curry on the weekend? Try to make sure you avoid eating curry excessively. Your teeth can turn yellow over time due to the deep pigmentation found in most curries. You can attempt to counteract the affect by including more vegetables and fruits in the curry.
- Pasta sauce – After a long, hard day at work, nothing seems easier than cooking some pasta and using a readymade jar of sauce. However, pasta sauce is one of the worst offenders for stains, as it has a bright red hue and an acidic consistency that can cling to your teeth.
So, if you have recently invested in teeth whitening London based, make sure you eat the above sparingly!