What Foods and Drinks Can Stain My Smile?

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As you may already know, there are many foods and drinks that can stain and discolor your teeth. This is troublesome because a dull smile can make you feel self-conscious in many social situations. However, sometimes it can be tough to know which foods and drinks stain your smile. So, to help you, our Milan Sata DDS dental team would be happy to list the products that can discolor your teeth, which are:

Fruits and berries: Some fruits and berries can severely stain your smile, like blueberries, blackberries, cherries, and pomegranates. So, it’s best to avoid these fruits and berries, including pies and juices that are made of them. In addition, it’s also recommended to avoid paler fruits, like white grapes and white cranberries, because they have acid that can weaken your tooth enamel.

Wine: Red wine has a dark, rich color, which means it contains particles that can cling to your teeth and stain your smile. Even though white wine is not as dark, it still has acid that can weaken the tooth enamel and make it more vulnerable to stains.

Sports drinks: Sports drinks can also affect your teeth because they have acidic compounds that can erode your enamel. So, it’s best to drink water while you are active.

Sauce: Deeply colored sauces tend to cause stains as well, especially soy, tomato, and curry sauces. To maintain a white smile, it’s best to switch to light-colored or creamy sauces and try to remember to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth soon after eating them.

Tea: Black tea can cause many stains on your smile. In fact, it can cause more stains than coffee. Also, herbal and white teas can wear away the outer shell of your teeth and cause stains as well.

If you avoid these foods and drinks and keep up with a consistent and proper oral hygiene routine, you’ll be on the right track toward a beautiful and white smile in Flint, Michigan. To learn more, please call our office at 810-694-0200 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Milan Sata. We look forward to giving you the tips and information you need to succeed!