Foods and Habits That Stain Your Teeth

July 03, 2014

Foods and Habits That Stain Your Teeth

 

Brushing and Flossing your teeth as well as seeing a dentist periodically is important to keep your teeth from staining.

Foods and Beverages are the biggest contributor to your teeth staining.

According to David Freeman at WebMd.com, intensely colored foods and beverages are biggest offenders of staining.

“If you’re worried about spilling [the food or beverage] on your white tablecloth, you can be sure it’s got the potential to stain teeth,” says Matthew J. Messina, DDS, a dentist in private practice in Cleveland. “The more intense the color, the more potential there is for staining.”

The color in these foods and beverages comes from chromogens, intensely pigmented molecules with an unfortunate penchant for latching on to dental enamel.

Acidity is another factor. Acidic foods and beverages -- including some that are not brightly colored -- promote staining by eroding the dental enamel, temporarily softening teeth and making it easier for chromogens to latch on.

To find out more about Foods and Habits That Stain Your Teeth as well as The Top Teeth Staining Foods and Beverages, Click here.





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