Tooth whitening has become a widely popular cosmetic procedure in dentist offices across the United States. After as little as an hour, you can leave the dentist’s chair with a whiter and more attractive smile. Still, it’s important to be aware of how certain foods and drinks can undo the effects of your tooth whitening. Fruits and vegetables such as beets, blueberries, and blackberries can darken your teeth. If you love pasta, reconsider the sauce that comes with it, as tomato-based sauces can stain teeth. Other dark sauces, such as soy sauce and curry sauce, also have the potential to discolor your newly brightened smile. Even if you are conscientious about your eating habits, don’t forget your choice of beverages. Black tea, coffee, and red wine are delicious, but they can also stain your teeth.
Could your smile use a makeover? The Smile Design Center of Baltimore can enhance the appearance of your teeth with our tooth whitening and porcelain veneer options. For more information on our cosmetic dentistry services, call (443) 275-9821 or visit our website.