How to Ensure Your Fake Teeth Stay Stain Resistant – 5 Tips
Just like your natural teeth, fake teeth can also soak up stains and have heavy deposits build up on them over time if you are not careful. In fact, with the wrong home care they may even soak up more stain than a natural tooth. Knowing how to care for your fake teeth properly will help prevent problems like these so that you can enjoy brighter, lifelike fake teeth for as long as possible.
1. Limit Stain-Causing Foods and Beverages
Certain types of foods and other factors will stain your teeth worse than others. For instance, spinach, tomato sauce, tobacco products, red wine, coffee, tea and soda are classic examples. All of these have dark stain particles that easily build up on the teeth. Consider drinking darker liquids through a straw or rinsing thoroughly with water afterward to limit how much stain deposits onto the fake teeth.
2. Avoid Abrasive Toothpastes and Cleansers
Scrubbing your teeth to be even cleaner may sound good, but abrasive toothpastes and baking soda may make it even worse. These products can buff the surface of your fake teeth, creating microscopic scratches that actually make it easier for stain to build up. Instead, use a gentle, non-abrasive gel and only a pea-sized amount of it on your toothbrush.
3. Use Soft Bristled Toothbrushes and Gentle Electronic Brushes
As with abrasive toothpastes, an abrasive brush can also be harmful. Most people don’t realize that a stiff bristled brush can actually be bad for your smile, but they are. Not only do they abrade your teeth, they also cause gum recession and missed areas due to the stiff bristle’s inability to conform to the shape of the tooth.
4. Whitening Products Can Help
Talk to your dentist about which type of whitening products can oxidize surface stain particles off of your fake teeth. Now, the whitener won’t actually change the color of your fake teeth, but it will help to lessen the amount of stain particles on top of the surface of the artificial tooth. Just be sure not to whiten so much that any natural teeth start to whiten at the same time – or your teeth will not match!
5. Have Your Fake Teeth Cleaned Regularly
Waiting too long to have stains polished away from your fake teeth can let the surface stains begin to soak deeper into the tooth, becoming an “intrinsic” stain that is difficult (or impossible) to remove. Have your teeth cleaned, even your fake ones, at least every 6 months. Just like real teeth, artificial teeth can get tartar buildup and stain that can only be cleaned or polished away with certain type of instruments inside a dental office.
With regular care and maintenance you can enjoy natural and artificial teeth that stay whiter, longer.
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