Food and Drinks That Can Stain Your Teeth

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There are many factors that contribute to the discoloration of our teeth. Whether it's our age, lifestyle choices, or food and beverage options, most of us encounter dull and lackluster teeth during our lives. The good news is that there are solutions. Teeth bleaching in Fayetteville can help, and here are some tips on some foods and beverages to be aware of that can contribute to dull or discolored teeth.

Foods to be Aware of

Foods that are acidic contribute to the breakdown and discoloration of our tooth enamel. Some foods to look out for are:

  • Marinara sauce or salsa - sauces containing tomatoes
  • Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
  • Curries
  • Soy sauce

Beverages to think about are:

  • Dark sodas or colas
  • Red wine
  • Coffee and tea

If you can brush your teeth as soon as you consume these items, you'll have the best chance of preserving the color of your teeth.

Other Staining Factors

Even if you were to avoid tooth-staining foods, our teeth naturally discolor as we age. Certain medications can also cause staining to your teeth. Lifestyle choices such as tobacco use or smoking not only discolor your teeth, leaving them a yellow, brown color, they also put you at an increased risk for other oral health issues such as gum disease and oral cancer.

The Solution at our Fayetteville AR Office

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we offer the Kor Whitening system to our patients who want to brighten their smiles. We've found that this is the best and most effective whitening system on the market. It combines science and technology, and both in-office and take-home treatments for the most stunning results we've seen yet. Kor is known for eliminating tough tetracycline staining and stubborn discoloration that other systems can not.

We would love to help you reclaim your smile. Contact us today to learn more about Kor whitening and how we can update not only your smile but your entire look.