Brighten Your Smile This Summer with Your Cosmetic Dentist Patrick C. Smith in Juno Beach, FL

The summer is a season of fun, sports and outdoor activities, a time when everyone wants to look their very best. To make your smile even more beautiful during the summer months, consider cosmetic dentistry with your Juno Beach dentist, Patrick C. Smith. Cosmetic dentistry with the emphasis on teeth whitening is almost always the place to begin. And, once you get that beautiful white smile, you will want to keep it as long as possible. One important way you can accomplish this is by avoiding certain foods, and by doing so, you will prevent some of the yellowing and darkening that can occur.

About Teeth Whitening

It is normal for your teeth to yellow or darken as you age. This is true even if you refrain from smoking or eating foods that stain your teeth. Whitening kits that are used at home can remove some of the surface stains; however, they cannot change the underlying color of your teeth. If you feel that your teeth are keeping you from smiling or enjoying your life, then consult with your dentist about a professional whitening procedure. Your teeth will look not only look clean and while, you will feel much more confident in showing them off when smiling or laughing with your friends and family as you enjoy the summer.

Foods and Drinks That Can Stain Your Teeth

There are quite a few common foods and drinks that can naturally stain or discolor your teeth. If you avoid these foods, you will prevent some of the yellowing and darkening that can occur. Foods that are naturally dark in color are naturally the most notable offenders. And, more than likely, many of these foods may be your favorites thst you do not want to give up. Here is a partial list of foods, as well as nicotine) from your cosmetic dentist that can discolor teeth:

  • Berries: Berries such as blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries, raspberries and cherries can cause some discoloration of teeth. Since these foods also happen to be so good for your health, you will not want to give them up, nor should you. Rinsing with water after eating can certainly help somewhat. So, you will have to decide whether to give them up or take your chances.
  • Coffee: Oh not that. Not your daily cup of coffee! Unfortunately, it is one of the biggest offenders in the list of culprits. Tea drinkers should be careful as well. Both hot and iced teas are in the group of liquids that can stain teeth.
  • Tomato Sauce: Some of your favorite Italian and other ethnic food dishes, such as Spaghetti with Meatballs, Pasta Marinara, Chicken Cacciatore, Lasagna, or any cooked tomato product including ketchup, may stain your teeth.
  • Smoking: While smoking is not a food, it is still a major culprit in discoloring teeth. Nicotine stains the surface of the teeth. Plus, the more you smoke, the darker the stains become.

Looking for that beautiful summer smile?

Do you live in Juno beach, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach or surrounding areas?

If you have more questions about brightening your smile this summer, be sure to schedule an appointment at our dental office in Juno Beach, Florida. Dr. Smith would be pleased to discuss your special needs as they relate to any questions you may have. Call (561) 694-9000 to speak to Dr. Patrick Smith or a member of the staff at his Juno Beach office.



  • Establish a brushing routine.
  • Focus on eating a healthy breakfast.
  • Go to the dentist. There’s more time in the summer.
  • Choose your snacks wisely.Snack on protein-filled food.
  • Hydrate! Choose water over sports drinks, juice or soda.
  • If you must eat sweets, choose ice cream instead of sticky candy.
  • Use proper mouth protection while playing outdoor summer sports.
  • Don’t forget to floss.


Nobody likes having a smile they have to hide – or that they avoid showing altogether. Your Juno Beach cosmetic dentist knows this, and that is why Dr. Patrick C. Smith's team in Juno Beach have made patient smiles and dental health a top priority. Dr. Patrick Smith has created 5-star treatment plans for full mouth restorations, and has done everything possible to give you a more enjoyable experience.

If you live in the Juno Beach or surrounding areas – and are looking for high-quality cosmetic dentistry, please contact the office of Dr. Patrick Smith now at (561) 694-9000. The helpful, friendly staff would be happy to talk to you about cosmetic dentistry and the other services offered.

Call our office today!
(561) 694-9000