Do you want a more youthful and vibrant appearance? Teeth whitening can help. It’s no wonder teeth whitening has become one of the most highly requested cosmetic dental procedures available.    , know how important it is to ensure safe and effective professional teeth whitening for optimal results. Professional in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments are available and will produce maximum results to refresh and invigorate your amazing smile. After you make such an investment in your pearly whites, you may want to avoid consuming certain sauces if you want to prolong your results, however.

Soy Sauce

Soy sauce is the perfect salty compliment to rice. Researchers in Japan long ago identified what we in the United States now consider the fifth taste sense – umami. Whether dipping sushi rolls, enhancing the flavor of a more complex sauce or dressing, or just sprinkling the liquid over plain steamed rice, the dark brown color of soy sauce is not great for the color teeth.  If you simply can’t give up your favorite Japanese condiment, consider swishing water around in your mouth in between bites to keep dark stains off your smile.

Tomato Sauce

If you’re looking for a tangy sauce full of vitamins and nutrients, including a nice dose of lycopene, tomato sauce is a great go-to. Tomatoes are an essential ingredient in many world cuisines, and can be enjoyed raw or cooked. Can you imagine pizza or pasta without a hearty marinara sauce? The bad news about red, tomato-based sauces is that they can really stain your teeth at the same time that they expose you to too much acid. To combat this, combine your meal with a nice side of spinach, steamed broccoli, or green salad? Vegetable based choices coat your teeth with a film which will guard your smile from excess stains.


Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris of Mansfield Dental Associates rely upon their years of experience, training, and cutting-edge technology to offer patients expert dental care at each and every visit. They listen to each patient’s concerns and offer gentle, informative guidance about future treatments. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call (817) 473-6227. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris proudly treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.