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What’s an awesome method to make your teeth look whiter? Donning a brown tie! But seriously, lots of our patients have asked us about teeth whitening. While we can help you learn about some ways to enhance the color of your pearly whites, we’d like to mention that evading specific foods and materials can help you keep your chompers white and shiny. Here are some foods you should take note of.

Berries such as strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries have dark dyes that can darken the look of your teeth. Ensure you brush your chompers after eating these foods so they don’t stick to your chompers.

Red wine and tea contain pigment-altering materials which can drop the shades of your teeth some notches on the brightness scale. Try drinking water alongside these drinks to combat their negative side effects.

In addition to the cardiovascular issues they cause, tar and nicotine found within tobacco can convert your chompers to shades of brown and yellow. Please think about stopping or cutting back on your use if you are a user.

We’d love to tell you more about how to keep your pearly whites white during your next visit to our Virginia Beach, Virginia, office. If you haven’t scheduled your next visit, please phone us now at 757.222.3737 to set up your visit with Drs. Bruce Utterback and Pia Sweeney and the team at Sweeney Utterback Dentistry.