We have searched diligently for any new foods or drinks that stain or discolor teeth. We’re happy to report there is nothing new to report. The same culprits that discolored teeth twenty years ago are still in business today.
Well, one, consume less of them. Two, brush your teeth after you’ve consumed them. Three, be sure to brush and floss twice a day. Four, do it all over again.
Food and drink that stain teeth followed by food and drink that are good for your teeth:
Stain causing drinks include coffee, tea, red wine and yes, white wine which has more acid than red wine. Sports drinks and carbonated drinks can also do a lot of damage.
Tomato, curry and soy sauces have lots of acid and can create stains and discoloration. Also, blueberries, blackberries cherries and pomegranates to name a few.
Beans, broccoli, cheese, strawberries, apples, pineapples, carrots, raisins, celery and of course water. Lot’s of it.
If you want to keep your teeth from getting stained or discolored after eating acidic foods take a moment to rinse your mouth with water. Then, brush your teeth 30 minutes later. Any sooner and you will hurt the enamel on your teeth. Or, chew on a stick of sugarless gum immediately after eating.
And, if you want bright, white teeth ask us about our teeth-whitening program. You’ll love the results.
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