When it comes to the health of our teeth, prevention is always better than cure. The best way to maintain a white and confident smile is to avoid eating certain foods and give up unhealthy habits. The first step is, of course, proper, precise and consistent oral hygiene, but it is also important to know what causes yellow teeth and another unwanted staining.

White teeth and a radiant smile - who wouldn't have them? Everyone's teeth have a natural, innate colour, but this can change, whether due to disease, ageing, injury, surgery or changes in the biochemical properties of the body. Often, the reason for staining of the teeth lies in habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, coffee, tea or unhealthy processed foods.

Healthy gums are important for our oral health and a confident smile. Because they surround the mouth and teeth, they effectively protect against damage to deeper tissues and provide support for the teeth. Healthy gums are coral-pink in colour and firm to the touch.

We all know from a young age how important it is to brush our teeth because if we don't, they will hurt or eventually fall out. How many of us brush our teeth quickly and then brush and brush as much as possible before going to the dentist?