How can I prevent tooth discoloration?

Taking care of your teeth is all about honing healthy habits. With just a few simple lifestyle changes, you may be able to prevent tooth discoloration. If you’re a coffee drinker, consider cutting back or finding an alternative beverage. And if you smoke, seek help to quit as smoking also affects much more than your dental health. Up your dental hygiene game by brushing and flossing daily and get regular dental check-ups and cleanings every six months. If your teeth appear to be an abnormal color that lasts, despite your best oral hygiene efforts, and if other symptoms are also present, make an appointment to see your dentist.

A note from Cleveland Clinic:

Having a healthy white smile is all the rage these days. Just make sure you’re smart about saving your smile. Don’t use DIY dental whiteners or over-the-counter home whitening kits without talking to your dentist first. Knowing the right ways to whiten safely will keep you smiling brightly for a long time to come.

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