Carbonated Drinks and Tooth Staining

The Woodlands and Houston, TX

Carbonated drinks such as cola, soda, and even “healthy” drinks like kombucha can all lead to tooth staining and even serious dental problems such as tooth decay. It is less the carbonation in these drinks than the sugar content that can quickly stain and damage teeth, making it best to simply minimize or completely avoid carbonated products.

Sugar, when not removed immediately from the teeth by brushing, produces acids in the mouth that quickly dissolve enamel. This allows the colors in carbonated beverages, both natural and artificial, to penetrate deeper into your teeth, resulting in discoloration. Brushing after every meal and snack is a good way to reduce these stains, but may not be enough to completely remove them.

Professional Teeth Whitening

If your teeth are discolored or stained, the most effective course of action is a professional teeth whitening from Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Young. Dr. Young offers both in-office and take-home teeth whitening solutions which are vastly superior to those you can purchase at a store. He will work with you individually to evaluate the extent of your discoloration and help you determine which method of teeth whitening will best serve your needs.

If you live in Houston, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, Conroe, or surrounding areas of Texas and would like more information about professional teeth whitening solutions, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Scott Young.