Teeth originally come out white and healthy. We are the ones who stain and damage them, by our bad eating and hygiene habits.
There are several foods and products which can stain and weaken our teeth. Things such as tobacco, mouthwashes, black tea, BBQ sauce, and dark beer. But, there are some others that tend to damage our teeth the most. Here is a list of those items:
Coffee’s acidity and color stain your teeth considerably. We all know that coffee is the equivalent of fuel for a lot of people, it gives us the energy to work and do several other activities. If this is your case, we recommend that whenever you finish your coffee, you carefully brush your teeth and wash out your mouth to prevent stains. As good as coffee can be, it is something that you should not constantly have in your mouth all day long.
- Red wine.
Many would consider wine one of men’s greatest inventions. Yet, wine can also have negative effects on our teeth. Red wine has tannins that stains teeth. Wines acidity level is enough to weaken and stain our teeth enamel. Our suggestion again is that once you finish a glass of wine you should carefully rinse and wash out your mouth. Then you should brush your teeth, since this will also help prevent stains.
- Orange juice.
Orange juice is an important energy and vitamin C source, that is why a lot of families usually drink it in the morning. The problem with orange juice is that since it is pretty sweet, we aren’t really conscious of its’ acidity. The acidity in this beverage weakens teeth’s enamel and when we consume other foods, the pigments can stain our weakened teeth. In order to prevent this issue, we recommend using a straw; a reusable one if possible that way you pollute neither your teeth nor the world.
There are lots of foods we consume daily that have heavy vinegar doses. We cannot avoid it in some foods such as Ketchup, dressings, mayonnaise, etc. The acidity level of vinegar is also high enough to weaken and stain your teeth´s enamel. So once again we encourage you to wash your mouth every time you consume a vinegar-based food and brush your teeth.
Soda has been heavily criticized for a while now. We could discuss the many problems it causes and all of its non-existent benefits. Let’s just summarize this by letting you know, that this is one of the worst beverages available on the market. Therefore, do your best to avoid its consumption and limit it to low quantities for only certain occasions. you can also rinse out your mouth and brush your teeth after drinking it to help prevent stains.
Lemons and limes are so acidic that they really weaken your enamel, damage, and stain your teeth. That is why we advise, that if you consume a product with considerable amounts of lemon in it (i.e. Lemonade, lemon ice cream, lemony foods, etc.) you need to brush your teeth 30 minutes after consuming it. Doing this will prevent extra damage to your already sensitive teeth. Oh, and one last important recommendation, never go to bed without brushing your teeth after consuming lemon-based foods and/or beverages.