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Sometimes it’s tough to maintain a bright, white smile, especially because there are many things in the world today that can change the color of your teeth. It’s best to keep these things in mind and do all you can to maintain the attractive smile you desire. Those things are:

Dark Foods and Drinks: Some drinks, like coffee, tea, and red wine, can cause tooth discoloration. This is because they have intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to your tooth enamel and stain it. Dark foods can also stain your teeth, especially foods like dark berries, certain pasta sauces, and balsamic vinegar.

Tobacco Products: Tobacco products are major culprits of tooth stains. Tar and nicotine, which are the two chemicals found in the products, stain the surfaces of your teeth and turn your smile yellow. It’s best to avoid tobacco at all costs.

Age: As time passes by, the white shell of your teeth tends to wear away, exposing the underlying layer called dentin. Dentin has a yellow tint, so the more your enamel wears away, the more yellow your smile will be.

Because dark foods and drinks, tobacco products, and age take the whiteness out of your teeth, our Jupina Dental dental team is happy to offer a professional whitening treatment at our office. So, if you’re interested in improving your appearance with this treatment, then please call 510.783.1414 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Joan M. Jupina. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to improving your dull, yellow smile in Hayward, California!