Dentist: Avoid beverages tinted green.

Though it’s tempting to partake in all things emerald on March 17, Mark Burhenne,  DDS offers a reminder that green beer, green baked goods, green eggs, and even green ice cream can leave their mark on your smile.

His advice: Prevention.

Says Dr. Burhenne, “What most people don’t realize is that the added green food coloring can have you showing up at work the next day with green teeth.”

“Avoid eating green food, drinking green beer or other beverages of that color on St. Paddy’s Day. Food coloring is powerful and can quickly turn your smile a bit green before you know it.”

If you’re reading this on March 18, or you just couldn’t resist the green goodness, check out his tips for restoring your pearlies to white: