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Foods That Stain Your Teeth

April 01, 2020

Human beings are blessed with pearly white teeth. However, the color of the teeth changes over time due to food habits and other contributing factors. The staining on your teeth does not mean your dental structure isn’t healthy. However, it can lead to grave issues if your periodontal health is being impacted.

Your teeth speak a lot about your nutrition and health. If you want to have a spotless smile free from any stains, you’ll have to take care of what you eat. It depends a lot on what food you eat, which can damage your teeth dramatically. Nonetheless, if you want to have a flawless white smile, you can try making subtle changes to enhance your teeth’ color.

  • Coffee/Dark Teas: Acidic qualities and dark colors will cause teeth to become more open to discoloration
  • Berries, grapes, and pomegranates
  • Red Wine
  • Sodas & sports drinks make the teeth softer and very open to staining.
  • Beets
  • Soy Sauce
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Dark Balsamic Vinegar

What to do before eating foods that discolor your teeth:

One should consume more dark leafy greens before one consumes sauces and berries. Dark leafy greens create a protective film on the teeth and protect them from acidifying foods.

What to Do after eating foods that discolor your teeth:

One should consume crunchy foods like raw carrots, cauliflower, and celery, which help wash away stains on the teeth naturally. Swish your mouth with water and wait around 30 minutes to remove food residue.

If one is still having trouble, cosmetic dentists at Dental Arts Rego Park offer professional teeth whitening to keep your teeth healthy and bright. One can also go for advanced tooth whitening options, allowing you to lighten your teeth by several shades during in-office or at-home treatment.

Dental Arts Rego Park 11374 also provides porcelain veneers for patients whose teeth are severely discolored from poor oral hygiene. So, book your appointment soon with a dentist near you for those perfect pearly whites.

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