Foods You Didn’t Know Stain Teeth
While food and drinks like coffee and soy sauce are commonly known to cause stained teeth, there are a few others that you may want to look out for. Some food and drinks to look out for include:
- Lemonade: lemons are high in acidity, which can cause your tooth enamel to erode over time. After enamel erodes, a yellow layer is reveled, causing teeth to lose their whiteness.
- White wine: drinking white wine, especially with acidic foods like tomatoes, is likely to create the perfect combination for stained teeth. Red wine is known to cause unsightly stains on its own.
- Juices and smoothies: fruits and greens are great at staining teeth, but drinking through a straw can help you avoid discoloration.
Brushing your teeth about 30 minutes after consuming acidic foods and beverages helps keep your smile healthy and white. Brushing too soon, however, can cause acidic erosion to accelerate, rather than prevent it. Regular cleanings and proper brushing can help you avoid stains and keep your smile white. If you are already suffering from stained teeth, in office whitening is a great way to restore your teeth to their desired color. To schedule your next cleaning or whitening treatment, call the office of Dr. Sid Steadman D.D.S. at (512) 259-3365.