FOODS THAT STAIN YOUR TEETH
Tea: Tea is a healthy drink, but it may not be the best choice for keeping your teeth white.
Whether it is the basic black variety or herbal, it can stain as much as coffee. Hot teas stain
more than iced teas.
Sauces: They may be tasty, but deeply colored sauces—soy, tomato, curry and balsamic
vinaigrette dressing cause stains.
Wine: If a food or drink can stain a tablecloth, it can stain your teeth. It’s no surprise that
red wine, an acidic drink known for its dark, rich color, will discolor teeth. But white wine,
which has even more acid, also can.
Fruits and Berries: Blueberries, blackberries, cherries, pomegranates, and other vibrantly
colored fruits can stain teeth. So can juices and pies made from them. Paler fruits, like
white grapes and white cranberries, are less likely to cause stains.
Sports Drinks, Soda, Cola, and Other Carbonated Drinks: Thanks to acids and dyes,
these drinks—even light-colored ones—can lead to serious stains. In addition, the
chemicals that add flavor can also eat away your enamel.
Candy and Sweets: If your favorite sweet—like hard candy, chewing gum, or a
Popsicle—makes your tongue change colors, it can also stain your teeth.
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