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Common Foods and Drinks that Stain Teeth

Author: Disabled World : Contact: www.disabled-world.com

Published: 2012-09-11 : (Rev. 2020-03-02)

Synopsis:

A list of common drinks and food that can cause dental discoloration and brown, yellow or other colored ugly staining of the teeth.

Key Points:

Main Digest

Pigmented deposits on a tooth, or teeth, surface are called dental stains. Certain foods and beverages will certainly stain your teeth, these include soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, tomato sauce, red wine, coffee, tea, blueberries, grape and cranberry juices. Dark colored drinks like colas (Pepsi, Coke, and even the diet versions) can also leave stains on your teeth. For a list of common drinks and foodstuffs that cause discoloration and staining of the teeth keep reading...

Extrinsic and Intrinsic Teeth Staining

Teeth discoloration or stains may be either (or both):

External Tooth Stain:

External staining are stains on the outer surface of a tooth or teeth caused by:

External stains can often be controlled with the use of mildly abrasive toothpaste containing baking soda, and by biannual visits to a dentist for teeth cleaning. Dentists typically recommend staying away from any foods that can stain your teeth for three days after a bleaching procedure.

Internal Tooth Stain:

Internal tooth discolorations are often caused by:

Internal stains cannot be dealt with through brushing or dental cleanings. A porcelain veneer(s) is often placed over the tooth or teeth by a dentist.

Before and after image of cosmetic dentistry tooth whitening. The left side of the image shows teeth that are discolored. The right side shows white teeth after dental cleaning.
Before and after image of cosmetic dentistry tooth whitening. The left side of the image shows teeth that are discolored. The right side shows white teeth after dental cleaning.

Drinks and Food That Cause Discoloration and/or Staining of Teeth

Foods:

Drinks:

Other:

Tips for Removing Stains from Teeth

Home Teeth Whitening Options - A number of teeth whitening methods to use at home to get your teeth looking whiter and healthier.

Tooth Discoloration is Cosmetic

If you are unhappy or concerned about the unusually dark or yellowish color of your teeth, talk to your dentist. Your dentist will be able to help you figure out what may be causing the discoloration and suggest ways to improve the color of your teeth.

Any change in a child's normal tooth color should be evaluated by a dentist.

As teeth whitening products are not all the same, always ask your dentist about the safest way to whiten your teeth to avoid future problems.

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