5 Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

Here are 5 foods and drinks that might dim your beautiful smile :)

 

 
 

1. Tea and Your Teeth:

All types of tea are known to be healthy for a variety of reasons. The unknown fact is that they are not very friendly with your teeth. Black tea regularly consumed stains your teeth. Some varieties of tea are known to wear off your teeth’s enamel.  

2. Wine and White Teeth:

 
 

Any food that stains white cloth can also stain your teeth. Red wine is a typical example.  

3. Sauces and Stains:

Dark colored sauces bring taste to your tongue and stain to your teeth. Brush your mouth or at lease rinse it after eating.  

4. Sports Drinks:

Sports drinks are acidic in nature and erode your enamel if consumed regularly.  

5. Candy and Sweets:

Any candy sweet or chewing gum that changes your tongue’s color can stain your teeth. It is not a problem if consumed occasionally.

     


Do you have a question to ask a doctor online?

Ask a Doctor Online Now »






Recommended Links
Q: Other than veneer, is there any solution to treat brown stains on teeth?
Yes, these are now internal stains that cannot be simply removed through scaling. One of the causes for these kinds of stains is fizzy drinks, others may include taking Iron supplements for long, or may be due to the use... Read more »
Q: What has to be done for receding and weak gums?
I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. Receding gums can be a problem associated with many factors. It is known as the recession of gums. I would like to know if you have a habit of brushing y... Read more »
Q: I have yellow stains in my teeth.May I use whitening toothpastes?
I have gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a permanent discoloration which cannot be removed by normal means like dental scaling. It needs a treatment called lamine... Read more »
Ask a Doctor Online? Ask Now!