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Some Foods & Drinks That Can Stain Teeth

Teeth Whitening 1 in Winnipeg, MB by Dr. Doug McDermid of Lakewood Dental Centre

Sometimes it can feel like you can’t enjoy the foods and drinks you love most without staining your teeth. If you want to learn how you can keep enjoying your meals and beverages, while also learning how to keep tooth stains away and about your teeth whitening options at Lakewood Dental Centre, call (204) 977-8515 and book a visit today.

We do our very best to help our patients maintain a healthy and beautiful set of teeth at our Winnipeg, MB dentist office. We offer many cosmetic dentistry options and have improved the smiles of countless patients.

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Consume These Teeth-Staining Foods & Drinks In Moderation

If a food or drink is darkly and heavily pigmented, there’s a good chance that (if consumed often enough and in large enough quantities) they can eventually stain your teeth. But color is not the only indicator of whether or not a food or drink can stain teeth.

Because they can weaken enamel, acidic foods and drinks can also cause discoloration in your smile. The same goes for anything you consume with a high sugar content, but especially something that you consume over a long period of time, like hard candy that dissolves slowly.

Some food items can cause a double or even a triple whammy for your smile as far as staining power. For example, a lemon-flavored hard candy combines sugar and citrus and a glass of tomato juice combines acidity and a dark red color.

We don’t want you to stop eating or drinking things you love, but if you want to keep your smile bright and white, you should probably be aware of how much of the following foods you consume:

  • Cherries, pomegranates, and dark berries, like blackberries and blueberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Curry
  • Beets
  • Balsamic vinegar

Of course, any juices made with the fruits and vegetables listed above could also stain your teeth potentially. Here are some other beverages that could eventually discolor your pearly whites:

  • Coffee
  • Tea (including white and green teas)
  • Wine (both red and white)
  • Lemonade
  • Certain sports drinks that are heavily pigmented
  • Soda pop

Even if you’re careful about what you eat and drink and try to keep the beauty of your smile in mind, you could eventually stain your teeth. But if you want to brighten your smile back up, we can help you at Lakewood Dental Centre.

We offer options for both in-office and take-home whitening kits that are professional strength. Regardless of which one you pick, your pearly whites will be noticeably brighter before long.

Don’t let tooth stains get you down – to book a professional teeth whitening at Lakewood Dental Centre, call (204) 977-8515, visit our Winnipeg, MB dentist office in person when we’re open, or fill out our handy online form.

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