Here at Pearly Whites USA, we know how easy it is to get stained teeth. Think about it; your teeth sit stagnant in a wet, bacteria-filled cave 24-7. On occasion, they’re charged with chomping down on food. Now, this food nourishes our bodies, but it also contains dyes that naturally yellow and brown our would-be-white teeth. On top of that, our teeth are constantly smothered by liquids that further color our chompers. Sodas are full of artificial colors. Coffee is sure to turn teeth brown. And, even tea can stain teeth. What are we to do? While it’s unfortunate that the odds are stacked against our teeth, there is a solution: Pearly Whites’ professional in-home teeth whitening kit. Our products are designed to give you the smile that you desire. But, if you’re looking to avoid a tarnished smile, we’ve also compiled a list of foods, drinks, and an activity that you ought to avoid to keep that smile pristine. Here’s a list of some of the most staining consumables that our teeth endure; avoid them as you wish:
While some of the following drinks are healthy, others are downright damaging to the body. That said, all of the following drinks are liable to stain your teeth. We recommend drinking water after drinking these beverages to reduce the onset of staining. You can also resort to drinking milk or eating cheese to wash away stain-causing consumables.
Juice drinks, especially dark-colored juice drinks, are liable to turn your teeth brown. Juices (both those with artificial colors and those without), such as cherry juice and grape juice, include ingredients that stain your teeth.
Most folks know that coffee can stain your teeth. Coffee is acidic, and this acidity can penetrate the surfaces of your teeth. Combine acidity with the brown coloration of coffee, and you have an equation for yellow and brown teeth.
Tea is kind of like coffee’s mean little brother. It’s a bit less feisty, but it can still pack a punch. Tea is also acidic, and its coloration can leave your teeth lacking the luster that you desire.
Soda is acidic as well as sugary, and it often contains artificial coloring. Those three reasons stack up to make soda one of the worst culprits when it comes to teeth stains. Minimize your soda consumption, and be sure to wash soda away with a cup of water when you do choose to partake. Or just avoid soda altogether… it’s bad for your body anyways.
Sports drinks may aid your body by replenishing electrolytes, but they can attack your teeth. Similar to soda, sports drinks are often sugar-filled, acidic, and full of artificial coloring. Again, those are three puzzle pieces that add up to yellowing, browning teeth.
Wine, both white and red, can stain your chompers. Wine, too, is acidic. Red wine is full of coloration that’s sure to leave your tongue, lips, and teeth purple. White wine is even more acidic, and that can be worse for the coloration of your teeth.
Yes, beer is also acidic. And, like all of the aforementioned beverages, it contains color. Dark beers can be especially quick to leave you with a yellow smile.
There are drinks that damage and dye your teeth, and there are foods that do the same. If you’re especially tooth-conscious, you may want to limit your consumption of the following foods. Again, you can drink water or milk, or you can eat a bit of cheese to minimize the effects of these stain-inducing foods.
Do you like red sauce on your pastas and pizzas? Your teeth may not appreciate it. Red sauces are tomato based, and tomatoes are acidic. Not only that, but tomatoes are also (as we all well know) very, very red. That means staining, and it can mean brown teeth as you gobble down plate after plate of spaghetti.
If you’re a fan of spice, you probably love curry. However, curry is packed with spices that are due to dye your teeth. Turmeric, a main spice ingredient in curry, is especially potent. Did you know that turmeric can be used to stain and dye clothing? Well, your teeth may experience a similar treatment if you consume a lot of curry.
Again, acidity wreaks havoc on your tender teeth. Balsamic vinegar is dark brown in color and it’s quite acidic. That leads to - you guessed it - brown teeth.
Berries are delicious and healthy, yet they’re out to leave your teeth stained. There’s a reason blueberries are called blueberries: It’s because they can leave your teeth (and the rest of your mouth) blue. Berries like blueberries, raspberries, and cherries can stain your teeth over time.
If you don’t know that smoking is bad for you, you’ve been living under a rock. It’s also likely that you know that smoking damages your teeth. Think about it; essentially, if you’re just holding toxic smoke against your pearly whites, then they won’t be pearly and white for long. Consider cutting the habit, and reward yourself with a white smile thanks to our professional in-home teeth whitening.
Tobacco just isn’t good in general. It can stain your teeth in no time, and more importantly, it can lead to oral cancer. Like smoking, chewing tobacco is a habit to be avoided altogether. Pick up a few sticks of sugar-free chewing gum instead. Your mouth, and your teeth, will applaud your decision. When it comes to smoking and chewing tobacco, it’s a bit of a no-brainer. Just quit.