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Surprising Summer Favorites that Stain Teeth

Don’t let these summer favorites stain your pearly whites! Celebrity dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman who is the official dentist to The Miss America pageant and gives supermodels Karlie Kloss and Hailey Baldwin their dazzling smiles, explains the latest teeth whitening tips and tricks:

Dark BerriesDark Berries.  While they are full of antioxidants and healthy, dark berries can stain porous teeth. Be sure to wipe teeth with a tissue and rinse after eating to minimize stains. There are even wine wipes and white wipes that work to remove the stains and brighten after eating/drinking dark colored foods.

Swimming.  If you swim for hours each week, you could end up with spots called “swimmer’s calculus.” The high pH of the chemicals in the pool water causes proteins to harden into a dark brown tartar. Professional whitening is required.
eating-a-opsiclePopsicles. Brightly colored popsicles may be refreshing on a hot summer day, but the artificial colors stain.  Make sure to brush after consuming to remove any colors.

citrus-fruitCitrus Fruits.  Lemons, oranges and grapefruits are highly acidic and can cause discoloration because they can erode tooth enamel. There are many products that support enamel from toothpastes to mouthwashes.  While enamel erosion can’t be undone, you can prevent.

For more tips, tricks and other ways to brighten and whiten, please contact J. Humphrey PR to set up an interview with Dr. Victoria or to receive high res images or visit

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