Meadow Creek Family Dentistry

Which foods and drinks stain your teeth?

As you age, you'll notice that your teeth don’t look as bright as they once did. Depending on your lifestyle habits, this can begin to happen as early as your twenties.

Many different foods and drinks can stain your teeth. Some may be obvious, but there are probably others that you never suspected that contribute to the brightness of your smile.

Teeth Staining Culprits

Here are some of the most notorious culprits:

  • Beverages – Coffee (with or without lightener), dark teas, red wine, white wine, and colas 
  • Foods – Blueberries, blackberries, pomegranates, soy sauce, curries, tomato sauce

These foods leave staining pigments behind, but highly acidic foods like fruit juices are also a problem. While they don’t stain your teeth like red wine or coffee, the acid eats away at dental enamel and exposes the yellow layer of dentin beneath it.

It may seem impossible to be able to enjoy all the foods you love and still keep a bright, white smile. The key is moderation and conscientious oral hygiene. 

Remove Stains and Brighten Your Smile

Beyond that, you can always opt for Opalescence teeth whitening options at our Inman, SC dental office that will lift these stains from your teeth and restore your bright, youthful smile. With both in-office and customized take-home whitening kits available, we'll help you choose the one that fits your needs. 

Please call Meadow Creek Family Dentistry to get started.

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