How Can I Prevent Green Teeth on St. Patrick’s Day?

Posted by Southeast Family Dental Nov 10,2020

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On St. Patrick’s Day, green beer, green baked goods, and even green ice cream abound. The problem? Green food coloring in St. Patrick’s Day goodies can turn your teeth green. YUK!

That doesn’t mean you have to pass up the green beer.

Simply brush your teeth as soon as possible with a whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpastes are more abrasive than normal toothpastes and will remove the outer layer of the tooth, called the pellicle. By removing the pellicle, you will remove surface stains caused by green food coloring. Don’t worry, removing the pellicle is perfectly safe.

If that doesn’t work, see us at Southeast Family Dental. Our team can provide you with at-home teeth whitening products that remove stains much better than drugstore whitening products.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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