Before you relax with a glass of wine in front of you or before you merge your sashimi inside the soy sauce you have to consider what your favorite foods are doing to your teeth.
Here are some examples:
- Black coffee
If you like black coffee you should try and add some milk to it to soften a little the color. Not only the black color of the coffee can stain your teeth but also it can cause dehydration on your mouth so there is less saliva to remove these stains.
Iv if these berries are filled with antioxidants and essential nutritious substances, their profound blue color can stain teeth. Instead of eating them as they are you can add them to a cup of yogurt and drink them with a straw. The straw will forbid the berries to come in direct contact with your teeth, so the potential damage is reduced.
The deep red color which makes beets so attractive, especially in a salad with cheese and lamb, creates unfortunately a chaos for the pearly whites. Rinsing after the meal will help you remove the participles that can stain your teeth.
- Refined Carbohydrates
Refined Carbohydrates like crackers, biscuits, white bread and other transformed foods especially the ones colored with yellow or orange not only stain teeth but can also cause decay. They contain a lot of sugar, and if the sugar remains on your teeth surface long enough the bacteria that feeds on that can cause decay.
- Red wine
Life can push you to open a bottle of wine (or two). Don’t rush. The intense color and its acidity can erode the enamel of your teeth. The sediments inside red wine contribute on it’s elevate power to stain your teeth.
- Pickled cucumbers
The acidity they have is the number one enemy for your teeth. If you cannot live without them at least limit their use to one or two once in a while and make sure to brush your teeth afterwards.
- Tomato sauce
The tomato sauce is another acid product that makes teeth sensible to stains. To fully appreciate your pasta you can add inside the sauce vegetables like broccoli or spinach that help create a protective barrier and diminish the stain possibility.
- Soy sauce
The dark color of soy sauce threads white teeth. See the bright side, you can use wasabi al much as you like. Wasabi contains isothiocyanates (the same particles that make wasabi so spicy) that inhibit the building of bacterial colonies that cause decay.
Carry is sticky and that makes him not great for your teeth. Carry powder sticks on your teeth creating a change in their color.
The tea contains tannic acids, which are chemical substances from vegetal origin and cause staining of your enamel. If you can’t avoid drinking tea try to choose a more alkaline teal like green tea.