Some Foods & Drinks That Can Stain Teeth Overtime
To learn about the foods that are the worst culprits for tooth stains and what we can do to brighten up your smile with professional teeth whitening at Northwest Dental Group, give us a call at 507-216-6252 to book a consultation with us today.
At both of our two Rochester, MN dentist office locations, we aim to empower our patients to take control of the health and appearance of their smiles. We offer many cosmetic dentistry options so you can address smile flaws. You can even combine a few different options to get a full-blown smile makeover if you wish! With our assistance, you may just be able to:
- Perk up your self-confidence just a little bit every time you catch a glimpse of your smile in the mirror
- Make better first impressions since you won’t feel self-conscious about the shade of your teeth and will smile more openly
- Stop hiding your teeth behind closed lips when it’s time to snap a selfie or do a group picture
We know how tough it can be to find the time for cosmetic dental visits. It’s hard to make space for routine dental cleanings and exams, even! To make booking a little less of a hassle for you, we offer some flexible hours that nine-to-five dentists don’t.
Both of our locations open early at 7:00 a.m. every Monday through Friday and stay open late until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Our office at 1615 14th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901 is also open on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Get Teeth Whitening & Don’t Let These Foods & Drinks Stain Teeth
Not all, but a lot of foods that can stain teeth are actually very good for you. We don’t want to completely discourage you from consuming some of these foods and drinks. We just want to emphasize that you should eat them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
If you do stain your pearly whites, visit us for an in-office or take-home professional whitening treatment to brighten up your grin!
Generally speaking, if a food or drink is heavily and darkly pigmented, there’s a very good chance that it will stain your teeth if you consume it regularly and in large quantities. Here are just a few examples of foods that can stain teeth:
- Cherries and dark berries, like blackberries and blueberries
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Hard candies
Beverages can also discolor your teeth if you drink enough of them. Needless to say, juices from some of the fruits listed above can stain your teeth just as much in liquid form as in solid form, but there are many other drinks that can stain teeth, including:
- Tea (including white and green teas)
- Wine (both red and white)
Considering light-colored teas and white wine are not very darkly colored, you may be wondering how they could possibly stain your teeth. The trouble with these drinks has less to do with the color of the beverages than it does with the acidity of them. Acidic foods and drinks are often quite nutritious but they can wreak havoc on the beauty of your smile.