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Teeth Staining Foods and Habits to Avoid

by Best Natural Smile on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:48 AM

As your trusted choice for a dentist in or around Venice, Santa Monica, and Marina Del Rey, CA, we at Best Natural Smile are proud to go above and beyond to give you the dental care that you deserve. Not only do we provide high-quality dental services to give you a healthier smile, but we’re also always glad to offer our advice and recommendations for great daily dental care and oral hygiene. One of the ways that you can help protect the health and appearance of your teeth is by avoiding teeth staining foods and habits. As your dental health advisors, we’d like to take this opportunity to explain some of the foods and habits that may end up staining your teeth.

Teeth Staining Foods

If you feel like your smile isn’t quite as bright as you’d like it to be, it may be because of some of the foods that you’ve been eating. Many foods and beverages have the tendency to stain a person’s teeth and make them lose their luster. Some of these foods that have staining potential include:

  • Berries
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tomatoes
  • Citrus fruit
  • Curry
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Soda
  • Sports drinks
  • Energy drinks

Teeth Staining Habits

While there are unfortunately many foods that can stain your teeth, often what happens is that a person’s bad habits are just as big of a contributor to his or her teeth becoming stained. If you want to lessen the chances of staining your teeth, we recommend doing the following:

Use a straw if you’re going to consume an acidic or sugary beverage. The straw will allow the drink to bypass your teeth and avoid staining it.

  • Brush after you eat as often as you can.
  • Use mouthwash to rinse your mouth.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Visit the dentist for a professional cleaning twice a year.

Contact Your Venice, Santa Monica, and Marina Del Rey Dentist!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, feel free to fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (310) 359-8444. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We hope to hear from you and help you achieve your best natural smile!

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