The Foods and Drinks to Avoid if You Want a White and Shiny Smile

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If you love your white and brilliant smile, then you’re happy to do what’s needed to maintain your teeth’s luster, right? If so, then our Woodruff Family Dental dental team has some tips for you to help you keep your bright, attractive smile.

First, make sure to maintain a consistent and proper oral hygiene routine. Second, visit your dentist, Dr. Tim Woodruff, every six months for a routine cleaning and exam that will also include a teeth-polishing treatment. Third, avoid eating and drinking the foods and beverages that discolor your teeth. To help you know which foods and drinks to avoid, our dental team is happy to provide the following list:

Fruits and berries: Blueberries, blackberries, pomegranates, and cherries are known for staining teeth. So, it’s best to avoid eating these fruits and berries as well as juices and pies that are made from them.

Wine: Red wine is notorious for staining smiles because of its rich, dark color. However, even white wine can make your smile susceptible to stains because it has acid that can wear your tooth enamel away, making it easy for the staining particles to set into place.

Sports drinks: Sports drinks can erode your tooth enamel, which sets the stage for many stains. This means your teeth are more subject to staining after you’ve consumed a sports drink. It’s best to drink water while you’re working out.

Sauce: Deeply colored sauces tend to cause stains as well, especially soy, tomato, and curry sauces. To maintain a white smile, it’s best to switch to light-colored or creamy sauces and try to remember to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth soon after eating them.

Tea: Tea might be considered a healthy drink, but it’s not the best option when you want to keep your teeth white and pristine. Sometimes tea, especially black tea, can cause more stains on your teeth than coffee. Also, herbal and white teas can wear away the enamel and cause stains as well.

Call our office today at 870-972-8190 if you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about how to maintain a white smile in Jonesboro, Arkansas. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!