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Prevent cavities, bad breath, stained teeth, bleeding gums, and other mouth woes with the advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A whitening toothpaste
- A toothbrush
- Dental floss
- A dentist
- And an at-home bleaching kit
Brush & floss
Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss your teeth at least once a day—the best offense against staining your teeth is a good defense.
Use whitening toothpaste
Use a whitening toothpaste, which contains a special polishing agent or chemical to remove stains, that has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. Follow the label's directions.
Get teeth cleaned
Have your teeth cleaned by your dentist every six months—each visit will temporarily remove stains left by coffee, cigarettes, soft drinks, or red wine.
Bleach at home
You can also try an at-home bleaching kit—be sure to follow the directions on the label and only use products with the ADA seal.
Avoid cigarettes, coffee, red wine, tea, and soft drinks, all of which can discolor your teeth.