3 Foods You Didn't Know Were Staining Your Teeth

3 Foods You Didn't Know Were Staining Your Teeth

We all know that tea, coffee, and red wine have the ability to stain teeth. But, did you know these three foods below have been sneakily staining your teeth all these years? Don't worry though, we've got tips to help you minimise their impact.

1. Curry

Yep that's right, a Friday night Ruby has the ability to stain your teeth, and to some effect as well. Curry's deep pigmentation means it has a high staining factor.

Not prepared to give up a curry for whiter teeth? Neither are we. It's recommended to eat lots of crunchy vegetables, like carrots, cauliflower, and celery, alongside your curry to counteract its stains.

2. Balsamic Vinegar

Apologies to all you Fish & Chips lovers out there, balsamic vinegar's dark hue means it carries a high risk of staining. Even worse, its acidic nature means it can wear down enamel, making your teeth even more predisposed to stains as the enamel layer becomes softer and rougher.

The good news? If you're adding balsamic vinegar to your salad, then you're all good, as the greens can clean the vinegar away from your teeth as you eat. For our Fish & Chips lovers, try rinsing your mouth out with water 30 minutes after your meal, to avoid the vinegar sticking to your teeth and causing stains and discolouration.

3. Berries

Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cranberries are some of our favourite summer snacks, but they leave more than your tongue and fingers purple. It doesn't make a difference if you're eating the whole berries, their juice, or in jam on your toast. Berries intense amounts of colour pigmentation can stick to your enamel and stain your teeth.

Dentists recommend rinsing your mouth out with water, or brushing your teeth, within 30 minutes of consuming those delicious berries.

Still seeing stains build-up, even after following our tips?

It may be time to add a Teeth Whitening Powder to your smile-care routine. Our Teeth Whitening Powder contains an ingredient called Pentasodium Triphosphate which is a highly effective and proven stain remover. It works by dissolving stains within your enamel, and can even prevent further stains from building-up.

By using our Teeth Whitening Powder for 14-days and then dropping down to 2-3 times per week, you'll blitz through any existing stains, and prevent new ones from building up.