Most people have some level of staining on their teeth. This isn’t surprising because a vast variety of foods and drinks can cause tooth stains. As your local Washington, DC dentist, we can help assess any teeth staining issues you may have and work with you to create a treatment plan. Here are some common foods and beverages to watch out for if you are concerned about staining:

Many common foods have the propensity for staining your teeth. Berries are a favorite of both kids and adults, and are a healthy snack. But the deep colors of the berry juice will stain your teeth, without a doubt! Any sauce containing tomatoes is another contender for “worst tooth stainer,” as well as curry, beets, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar.

The list of beverages that can stain your teeth is a mile long! Unfortunately, many drinks that you probably consume on a regular basis have the potential to stain your teeth. It starts at the beginning of the day, when you drink that tall cup of coffee to kickstart your morning. Drinking juice or soda for lunch? Both have a high probability of staining! And if you, like many people, enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner, we’ve got bad news. Wine is a major offender when it comes to tooth staining!

As you can tell, there are a plethora of different foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. Luckily, there are ways you can protect your teeth from staining in the first place. Next time we will go over a few tips for keeping your teeth stain-free. In the meantime, contact us today to schedule your next visit!