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Maintaining White Teeth

Everyone wants a set of pearly whites, and keeping your smile white begins with proper mouth care.

Helps keep teeth white

Using LISTERINE® Whitening Enamel Protection helps to whiten teeth and contains added fluoride to protect tooth enamel.

Smoking

Lighting up is one of the worst offenders when it comes to staining teeth. Tobacco causes brown stains that penetrate the grooves and pits of tooth enamel. The longer you smoke, the more entrenched the stains become. Smoking can also cause bad breath and gingivitis (gum disease).

Food and drink

Drinks like red wine, fruit juice, coffee, tea, colas and lemonades can all stain your teeth . Recent research has also shown that some energy and sports drinks are particularly bad - eroding tooth enamel after long-term use, resulting in thin, translucent, discolored teeth. If you consume these drinks remember to rinse your mouth afterwards.

Certain foods can also discolour your teeth such as blueberries, blackberries, beets, soy sauce, and curry.

Just remember - if a food or beverage can leave permanent stains on clothes or carpets, it can probably taint your teeth eventually.

One we can’t avoid…

Aging also contributes to the yellowing of teeth . The enamel, which is the hard outer coating of your teeth, wears thin, allowing the underlying layer of yellowish dentin to show through.