The color and consistency of your tooth enamel is partially a matter of genetics but is also influenced by your choice of lifestyle habits. The enamel itself is clear in color but the layer of dentin that lies just below is some shade of yellow. The density of your enamel determines how much of that yellow will show through.
Even though you have no control over the thickness of your tooth enamel there are things that you do or don’t do every day that can make a difference. If you want to keep your teeth from staining for instance, there are certain foods that you should avoid.
We all know that red wine and dark colored berries will stain our teeth but so will the tomatoes and the balsamic vinegar that we use to make our dinner salad. Truth be told any acidic foods or drinks are apt to stain our teeth. The good news is that you can counteract some of the risk that goes with enjoying your favorite foods and drinks. For example, you could add a dark vegetable, fresh fruits or a dairy product to the end of your meal to ward off staining and neutralize some of the acids from the other foods you have eaten.
Talk more about how to keep your tooth enamel looking great at your next appointment with a professional hygienist at Southlands Dental. Call 720-886-0606 today.