Posted on 4/20/2018 by Mark Bieber
|Although dentin (the second layer of your tooth) determines your teeth's color, when you stain your enamel you could have some discolored teeth.
Typically, food and drinks are the culprit here. When you think about drinks that stain your teeth you probably think about things like coffee, tea, and wine. However, there are some other drinks that you need to be aware of as well.
Which Drinks You Should Try And AvoidAnother drink that commonly stains your teeth is soda. This is because it's very acidic and this acid will weaken the enamel on your teeth. Once this happens the staining compounds in soda are much more likely to cling to your teeth.
Although dark sodas are the obvious culprit here, clear soda can also stain your teeth. This is because they contain citric acid, a component known to make your teeth more prone to staining from other foods and beverages you consume.
Two things that most people drink without even thinking much about them are juice and sports drinks. These are a huge culprit because of their acidity and deep colors.
With dark colored juices like grape or cranberry it's easy to understand how they can discolor your teeth. However, with sports drinks, it's the sugar and acid that you must watch out for. This is also true for energy drinks.
The list of things you shouldn't drink seems lengthy. Clearly, you're not going to be able to avoid all these drinks. However, you should do your best to avoid as many of them as much of the time as possible.
Drinking water is your best option here since it's not only healthy, but it keeps your teeth cleaner and unstained. If your teeth do become stained, you'll want to talk to us to see what some of your options are for restoring your pearly white smile.
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