Posts for tag: Teeth Staining

September 28, 2012
Category: Uncategorized

We recently posted on our Facebook page a link to an article discussing what kinds of snacks may be good or not so good for your teeth.  By the way, you can find us on Facebook at  It's a short yet pretty interesting read and discusses topics such as what type of chocolate is better for your teeth and which types of candy may be more harmful.  We have lots of other great little articles, links, and helpful tips on our facebook page, so give us a "Like" and read away!

By contactus
June 05, 2012
Category: Dental Care


My patients often ask me what types of food/drinks typically stain teeth.  There are a couple of different ways food can stain teeth.  One way is through deeply pigmented food molecules which adhere to the tooth enamel. Another factor is the acidic content of the food.  Highly acidic foods can erode the enamel, which in turn allows the pigmentation in the food to adhere more readily to the teeth.

So what are the foods that do this you ask?  Wine, tea, soda, highly acidic drinks, candy, and colored fruits such as berries are the biggest culprits.  Lastly, one item that should always be avoided that discolors teeth among other parts of your body is smoking.

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