Foods That Destroy Your Smile

We’re all born with naturally white smiles. Unfortunately, over time these white smiles fade. Making matters worse, the foods we eat attack our white smiles on a daily basis.

Foods to avoid:

  • Foods like soy sauce, berries, curry, coffee, red wine, and tea. These foods easily stain teeth.
  • Extremely hot or cold liquids. These are dangerous to your white smile because they change the temperature of your teeth. This temperature change (hot and cold cycling) causes teeth to expand and contract, allowing stains to penetrate your teeth. Try cutting down on these types of drinks (including coffee and tea) or try drinking them with a straw to reduce the amount of time they are in contact with your teeth.
  • Foods that are slightly acidic. These foods open up the pores of the tooth enamel allowing stains to more easily move into your teeth. Tobacco. This is one of the biggest culprits in ruining white smiles. Tobacco quickly stains teeth yellow.

Good food substitutes:

Instead of Cherry pie have Apple pie

Instead of Marinara sauce have Garlic and Oil

Instead of Tomato juice have Grapefruit juice

Instead of Black coffee/tea have Coffee or Tea with milk or cream

Handy Hint: Drink heavily coloured liquids with a straw to avoid staining!