Tasty foods tend to be sugary or acidic, which means they slowly eat away at the enamel on your teeth and leave them looking yellow. So how can you keep enjoying your favorite meals without leaving stains on your teeth? Here are some foods that can stain your teeth and how to minimize yellowing:
- Foods that cause stains
- Balsamic vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Fruit juice
- Tomato sauce
- Pigmented fruits like blueberries, blackberries, pomegranates, etc.
- Red wine
How to minimize staining
Use a straw — this will limit the amount of time the food comes into contact with your tooth enamel, which can lessen the staining.
Brush teeth often — You should brush your teeth twice a day, and as soon as you can after consuming any food that will stain.
Avoid natural toothpaste — You should use a toothpaste with fluoride in it to help remineralize the tooth and make it stronger.
Keep hydrated — When consuming any pigmented foods, you should consume plenty of water to neutralize the pH of the oral cavity and help to clear the food out of the mouth.
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