Does sugar stain teeth? No. Can it lead to tooth discoloration? Yes. Because the bacteria that eat sugar in the mouth also erode tooth enamel, sugar left on teeth can ultimately result in exposed dentin and a yellowing of the smile. Is there anything that can be done about this? Of course – and much of it is probably already a part of your normal routine.
If you are looking for a family dentist in Cedar Rapids or surrounding areas of Iowa, please call Dr. Blaine McLaughlin at 319-373-5082 to schedule an appointment today.
Keeping Teeth White and Bright
The best way to protect teeth from the damages of sugar is by limiting your intake of sugar. Brushing after every snack, flossing morning and night, and visiting our Marion office every six months for routine cleanings and examinations. However, even these steps might not keep teeth completely white.
If your teeth become stained or dingy, Dr. McLaughlin offers a number of tooth whitening options including topical treatments, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. The best way to learn which of these is right for your smile is by contacting Dental Touch Associates and scheduling an appointment. Located in Marion, Dr. McLaughlin welcomes patients from Cedar Rapids and all surrounding areas.