5 Foods That Will Stain Your Teeth!
Look over a list of foods that stain teeth and you’ll be shocked at how many you’re eating on a regular basis. That morning cup of coffee or your leftover pasta with tomato sauce for lunch could be what’s preventing you from getting the bright, white smile you’ve always wanted!
Sometimes, you can’t avoid these foods, and many of them are healthy choices. And not eating delicious things like fresh summer fruits and berries isn’t an option I’d ever want to live with! But the good news is you can do some things to help fight the stains on your teeth.
How to prevent stained teeth
First of all, don’t let stain causing foods and drinks stay in your mouth for a very long time. Instead, swallowing quickly will help protect your teeth and keep them nice, bright, and white. It is also very important that you make sure to rinse and brush your teeth after eating.
Another tip that works for me is to use a straw to sip when you are drinking things that might stain your teeth. This way, the liquids are kept away from your teeth, reducing the risk of them leaving stains.
While iced coffee and tea are easy to drink through a straw, hot beverages and wine will be more difficult. Be sure to rinse with a big sip of water in between and after drinking to keep your smile bright and white.
Foods that stain teeth
There are quite a few drinks and foods that can cause yellow teeth, but if you try those things it will help to keep them from staining your teeth. The health of our teeth is important and begins with the foods that we eat. Read the list below to see how you can keep your teeth from becoming stained.
Tea: Tea has many great health benefits, but black teas and other dark-colored teas can cause teeth staining. Try adding some milk into your dark teas or sticking to green, white, or herbal teas.
Hard Candy: You know how candy sometimes turns your mouth and tongue a different color? Well, it will do the same thing to your teeth if you are not careful. Eat these candies in moderation to avoid permanent teeth staining!
Red Wine: Who can resist a nice glass of red wine after dinner? Just make sure to have a glass of water as well. Rinse it around in your mouth in between sips, because the acidic content of red wine causes discolored teeth and will wear away your tooth enamel.
Coffee: Dark roast coffee is a known cause of stained teeth. Try adding some milk or cream to help dilute some of the pigment, and make sure to drink water afterwards. As always, make sure to thoroughly brush your teeth as well.
Berries: Berries like blueberries, blackberries, cherries, and other brightly colored fruits can stained teeth. The juices from berry pies or other sweets can also cause discoloration of your teeth.
You should choose light-colored grapes instead or just be sure to brush and floss very well after you eat these things. Their acidic components harm your tooth enamel which will make your teeth look discolored.