A good oral health routine is key to ensuring a bright and healthy smile, alongside this it is also vital to watch what you eat and drink. Particular foods and drinks can cause discolouration of your teeth. If you want to keep your teeth then be aware of these five foods.
The tomatoes in pasta sauce have a bright red colour and are acidic, because of this the sauce can leave your teeth vulnerable to staining. Eating some dark green vegetables such as kale or broccoli before can create a protective film over your teeth to help protect against the tomatoes staining.
The countries favourite dish is also a cause of staining. Because of the deep pigmentation it can cause teeth to yellow over time. If you regularly enjoy a curry add fresh fruits and vegetables for example apples, carrots and celery as these will help prevent staining.
Balsamic vinegar has a naturally dark colour and it will stick to your teeth which will lead to staining if not quickly removed. Add some crunchy salad to your dish to help remove the balsamic as you eat.
There are many positive benefits to eating berries, however they do have the potential to stain your teeth. Dark berries such as blueberries or blackberries in particular can cause staining no matter how they are consumed. Drink water or milk after eating to help combat the potential staining.
Many different drinks, including coffee, tea, fizzy drinks, sports drinks and wine, can cause stains due to their acidity. Teas of all colours, have been shown to stain teeth and erode enamel. Sports drinks also damage tooth enamel and can discolour teeth. Both light and dark fizzy drinks, because of their acidity, also cause discolouration and even encourage further staining from foods. Not only can red wine stain teeth; white wine can as well. Believe it or not, white wine is more acidic than red, which may cause more damage and discolouration to the teeth. Limiting your intake of all of these beverages will benefit both your oral and overall health.