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Foods and Drinks That Are Discolouring Your Teeth

Are your teeth looking a little yellowish lately? Teeth tend to gain a yellowish tint over time. What you eat and drink plays a part in the discolouration of your teeth.

But you need not worry as there are teeth whitening treatments that can remove these stains. We at Confident dental care made you a quick list of some of the worst teeth-staining foods.

Here are 5 foods and drinks that are known to cause stains on the tooth:

  1. Coffee and Tea

    The two beverages that most people cannot avoid are most popular for causing tooth stains. Irrespective of whether you drink them black or with milk, they can stain the surface of your teeth and even seep into the pores of your tooth enamel. It is best to avoid these beverages as much as possible.

    Tip: If you are unable to let go of your favourite drinks then you can brush your teeth after drinking them or at least rinse your mouth out with water as soon as you finish drinking. Dr Sapna Shetty, Confident Dental Care, suggests that you finish your tea or coffee in one sitting rather than sipping on them throughout the day.

  2. Curry

    Our delicious curries can cause a yellow stain on our teeth. So it’s best to limit it in your diet, of course, which is very difficult for all of us!

    Tip: Whenever you dig into the thick delicious curries, you can have a few potions of salads consisting of apples, carrots, or cucumbers.

  3. Red Wine

    Another beverage that people love but are notorious for staining teeth is red wine. The dark red colour derived from the skin of red grapes can stain your teeth, lips, and tongue. Unfortunately, it does not get out of your teeth easily.

    Tip: If you are unable to switch to white wine then the same advice applies as with coffee and tea, brush your teeth afterwards or at least rinse your mouth out with water to reduce staining.

  4. Fruits

    Blackberries, blueberries, and cherries can discolour your teeth, though strawberries have been known to help remove stains from your teeth.

    Tip: Drink water or milk after you eat berries and acidic fruits. It will help rinse out your mouth and neutralise the acidity of the berries.

  5. Pasta sauces

    Certain sauces in Italian and Chinese dishes can discolour your teeth. Vinegar commonly used in Chinese and Indian dishes can cause discolouration.

    Tip: Cannot avoid these sauces? Before digging into your mouth-watering delicacies, eat spinach, or broccoli. Such foods make a thin film over your teeth that will help protect your teeth from the staining effects of tomatoes.

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