How Are Teeth Stained? 10 Common Foods That Are Known to Cause Teeth Stains

Posted on: September 15, 2018

teeth stains

Do you want to get rid of your teeth stains but are not quite sure which of the many foods you eat are causing your teeth to be stained? There are many different types of foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. Even if you get your teeth professionally whitened on a regular basis, if you eat teeth-staining foods, your teeth will start to stain again.

How does food stain teeth?

Why do some foods stain the teeth and others do not? Foods and drinks that cause teeth to stain include the following chemicals: chromogens, acid and tannins. Chromogens and tannins are two compounds that work together to cause teeth stains, as they are both aggressive when it comes to sticking to the teeth’s enamel. This is one of the reasons it is so important to brush one’s teeth after eating. Foods high in acids cause stains by sticking to the enamel, which leaves little patches of stains if not removed in a timely manner.

Common foods that are known to cause teeth stains

The following is a list of 10 common types of foods that are known to cause stains to teeth.

  • berries
  • coffee
  • red wine
  • tea
  • tomato sauce
  • curry
  • beets
  • soda
  • lemons
  • balsamic vinegar

Have any questions that need answered?

If you have any questions about teeth stains and how to get them removed, simply give us a call when you have a few moments to spare. Our caring team of dental professionals is always willing to answer questions. We know that there is a lot of information online, and we want to make sure that you receive the correct facts. There is nothing better than having a smile you can be proud of, and when you have stains on your teeth, it can be difficult for you to show off your smile. We are here for you if you need us!

Call (951) 707-4366 today to reach Hemet Dental Center: Brian Stiewel DDS, INC..


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