The most effective way to fight the progression of tooth staining is through regular scheduled professional cleanings and your personal home care. Coffee, tea, red wine, cranberry juice, and dark soft drinks are all working against your bright smile. Smoking, berries, and soy sauce are also staining agents to consider. Brush immediately after consuming anything with a high staining potential. If you can’t brush, eat some crunchy vegetables and drink water to clean your teeth. Use a straw to drink certain beverages, but most importantly, make an appointment to get a proper cleaning and then stick to the recommended intervals. It’s the only effective way to keep your smile clean and bright.