Wondering what caused your teeth to become discolored? You might not have to look much further than your diet! Many foods and drinks can leave teeth stained, and the more frequently you consume them, the more likely you are to suffer from tooth discolouration. Here are some of the most common food and drink causes of teeth staining:
- Coffee. A recent study found that people who drink at least one cup of coffee per day are more likely to undergo teeth whitening treatments or use teeth whitening products than those who do not. Coffee leaves behind pigments that stain the teeth and can also damage dental enamel due to its acidity. Drinking through a straw can help reduce the effects of drinking coffee.
- Tea. Like coffee, tea also contains tannins that can stain and discolour teeth. It doesn’t matter which type you drink either. Green teas can produce grayish colored stains, while black tea leaves behind yellow discolouration. Drinking through a straw and choosing high quality teas can minimise the impact.
- Dark Coloured Fruits. Blackberries, blueberries and pomegranates can all leave behind stains on your teeth. Brushing soon after consuming these healthy fruits can lower the risk of staining.
- Red Wine. While red wine has been shown to decrease the risk of oral cavities, the tannins in the fermented beverage can contribute to staining. You can drink red wine through a straw or rinse your mouth or brush after consuming it to try and reduce the impact of that glass of your favorite vintage.
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