Foods you might not know are staining your teeth

Some teeth whitening might be in your future

Foods you might not know are staining your teeth
Stars Insider

23/01/18 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Health

It is already fairly well-known that coffee and red wine don't exactly help keep your pearly whites bright and shiny. However, according to Batchelor Dentistry, there are many more foods out there that may be unknowingly dulling the shine of your teeth.

Believe it or not, white wine actually has more harmful properties for your teeth than red wine! Due to the higher level of acidity in white wine, it is more likely to absorb stains from your food.

Also contrary to popular belief, black tea stains your teeth even more than coffee does! Let the tea versus coffee debate begin! This is due to a higher concentration of tannins in black tea than coffee. A less-harmful alternative to both of these choices would be sticking to green or white teas.

Apologies to all tomato lovers. Curries and tomato sauces are highly acidic and rich with color, so you know what that means right? Alfredo sauce would be a good alternative, or you can eat spinach beforehand to counteract the acid.

Unfortunately some fruits (especially berries) also belong on this teeth staining list due to the high amount of chromogens, which are bright pigments that stick to teeth. Some of these fruits include grapes, blueberries, blackberries, and pomegranates.

Keep these in mind before your next trip to the dentist!

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