Foods that stain teeth and some that don’t
Blueberries, red wine, tea, and coffee – these and other dark foods and drinks can stain porous tooth enamel. Some foods, however, are good for keeping teeth bright and beautiful.
- Cheese: Eating cheese with wine may bring out flavors, but it will also protect tooth enamel from stains. Cheese adds a protective layer of oil to teeth, so whatever you eat or drink after munching a slice of cheese isn’t likely to stain your teeth.
- Strawberries: While dark berries have a reputation for staining teeth, strawberries are different. This tasty fruit has a mild teeth whitening effect.
- Water: After eating, drinking, or sucking on a lozenge, rinse your mouth with water. No other food or beverage has the pure and amazing benefits that water does. In addition to cleaning your mouth of staining elements and bacteria, water hydrates the mouth and body.
If you’re reading this tips a little too late – your teeth are already stained or discolored – teeth whitening will bring life back to your smile. Depending on the type of stains on your teeth, as a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fondriest may recommend in-office or take-home, prescription-strength teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, or porcelain veneers.
A bright, beautiful smile will make you look years younger. It will also boost your confidence in social, romantic, and professional situations. Call Lake Forest Dental Arts today to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. James Fondriest.