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Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Teeth White?

Q: How can I keep my teeth white?
A: Keeping your teeth white has benefits for your self-confidence, in both personal and professional aspects of life.

A few tips:

Minimize consumption of certain foods or beverages like red wine, coffee, tea, berries, soy sauce, beets, curry, and tomato sauces. Consider using a straw when drinking stain-causing beverages and rinse with water after eating colorful meals.

Practice good oral hygiene and home care by brushing after every meal and flossing once a day.

Keep up a healthy dental hygiene routine by visiting your dentist and hygienist regularly (twice a year). Ask your dentist about in-home whitening products.

Avoid smoking.

Occasionally use a whitening toothpaste, preferably without baking soda as one of its ingredients.

—Ricardo Macasaet, DDS, Aloha Family Dental
1020 Suncast Lane, Suite 103, El Dorado Hills,