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Teeth Stain 101: Your Guide to What Darkens Your Teeth

Flashing those pearly whites should be something that is a part of the selfie routine. But what if your pearly whites and becoming pearly browns? Do you even know what’s causing it?

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It might be because of the food we eat and the drinks we consume. These are some of the food and beverages that we consume on a daily basis that can cause teeth stain.



Bad for our health and teeth. If the candy can color your tongue, the odds are it can also cause teeth stain. Avoid eating these at all costs.

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Soda and Carbonated Drinks

Colored or not, the chemicals eat away the enamel. So even if you think you’re drinking the non-colored soda, it still harms your teeth. What more if you drink the non-colored ones?

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Berries and Vibrant Fruits

Blueberries, blackberries, cherries, pomegranates, to name a few. These fruits, though rich in antioxidants, can cause teeth stain.

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If the wine can stain the table cloth, it can also stain your teeth. Even if its white wine, the acid content is high enough to cause damage.

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I love tea. But there are ways to avoid teeth stain without having to sacrifice not drinking it. It is even said that tea can cause more stains than coffee.

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Sports Drink

The acidity level of these sports drinks breaks away the enamel that can set the course for teeth stain. Try to re-hydrate with water during workouts.

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Dark colored sauces

These bits can really make the food tasty, like tomato based sauces and curry, but they can also cause teeth stain.

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How to avoid teeth stain without saying no to the healthy food and drinks

First is to use straw when drinking tea or wine. Totally avoid sodas and sports drinks if you can. Swallow the sauces and food swiftly so it won’t spend time in your mouth. The less time it spends in your oral cavity, the better for your teeth. The most important thing is to also brush your teeth after every meal and rinse if brushing is not an option.

Some of the teeth staining food and drinks are actually healthy and high in nutrients, so there’s no need to avoid them. If you would like to know more about how these food and drinks stain our teeth, here is a video to watch.

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