Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Foods That Stain Your Teeth
Posted on 04/19/2018

Bowl of berries

We’re probably not going out on a limb by saying that just about every person desires a brighter and whiter smile. While most people associate a beautiful smile with brushing frequently and scheduling regular dental exams, there’s actually another factor that plays a major role in the brightness of your smile – the food that you eat. Plenty of common foods can actually stain your teeth and cause your teeth to lose their once sparkling luster. As your premier choice for a Ponte Vedra Beach cosmetic dentist and provider of dental implants, we at the practice of Ronald W. Howland, DMD would like to bring to your attention some of the foods that are most likely to stain your teeth.

The Most Likely Foods to Stain Teeth

While there are many foods that can cause your teeth to get stained, here are a handful of the biggest culprits:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red Wine
  • White Wine
  • Soda
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranates
  • Grapes
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Tomato Sauce

Preventing Your Teeth from Staining

Obviously, the best way to prevent your teeth from staining is by avoiding the foods we mentioned as well as other similar foods. However, we understand that many people won’t want to completely give up some of their favorite foods that unfortunately happen to cause staining. To assist you, we’ve provided you with a short list of things that you can do to help prevent these foods from staining your teeth when you eat them:

  • Brush Immediately After Eating: After you eat any foods that can potentially stain your teeth, you should brush right away. This will help lessen the effect that staining foods will have on your teeth.
  • Rinse Your Mouth Out: If you’re not able to brush your teeth after you eat any of these problematic foods, just the simple act of rinsing your mouth out with water can help remove the staining material.
  • Use a Straw: If you’re going to be drinking any staining beverages, it’s best to use a straw to consume it. By using a straw, the drink will bypass your teeth and keep them from being stained.
  • Visit the Dentist: Finally, we recommend visiting your dentist once every six months to keep your teeth polished and reduce the number of stains that have accumulated on your teeth.

Contact Your Ponte Vedra Beach Cosmetic Dentist Today!

Have any questions for us? We encourage you to contact us and let us know! We’ll be glad to help you in any way that we can! If you’re looking to schedule an appointment with your Ponte Vedra Beach cosmetic dentist for dental implants, teeth whitening, or just a regular checkup, feel free to fill out our appointment request form. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and giving you an even more beautiful smile!

Ronald W. Howland Jr., D.M.D., P.A.

  • Ronald W. Howland Jr., D.M.D., P.A. - 3209 Sawgrass Village Circle Falls Building, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Phone: 904-273-0700

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