The Products that Can Dull and Discolor Your Chompers

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If you want a cosmetically appealing and attractive smile, then it’s best to avoid eating and drinking the products that can stain your teeth. If you avoid those foods and drinks, there is a high chance you could maintain the white and brilliant smile you know and love. Some stain-causing foods and drinks our Wright Family Dentistry dental team encourages you to avoid include:

Fruits and berries: There are multiple berries and fruits that can stain your teeth, including blueberries, blackberries, cherries, pomegranates, and other vibrant fruits. It’s best to avoid eating these fruits and berries as well as pies and juices that are made from them.

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 erode your tooth enamel and affect your teeth. This invites stains to set into the teeth. It’s best to drink water while you’re working out and playing sports.

Sauce: Deeply colored sauces, like soy, tomato, and curry sauces, can also cause stains. To prevent this from happening, switch to light-colored and creamy sauces. Just remember to brush and rinse soon after eating them.

Tea: Tea is a drink to avoid if you’re wanting to maintain a white smile, especially black tea. In fact, black tea can stain your smile even more than coffee can. In addition, herbal and white tea can wear away the outer shell of your teeth, which can also make your teeth susceptible to stains.

Avoiding these products can help you maintain a white smile in Jonesboro, Arkansas. For more information and details, or if you are interested in whitening your smile with a whitening treatment, please call our office at 870.932.2300 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Damon Wright. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!