Most patients are aware that beverages like coffee and wine can darken the enamel, but some staining agents which are often consumed daily may be lesser known. In general, any food or drink that causes your teeth and lips to turn a different color can stain your teeth. These products, and others known to cause discoloration, include:
- Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries
- Tomato sauce and dark curries
- Tea (especially darker teas, such as black or English breakfast)
- Sports drinks
- Popsicles and candy
- Balsamic vinegar and soy sauce
- Cola and other carbonated drinks
We understand that sacrificing your favorite foods can be difficult, which is why our cosmetic dentists offer professional teeth whitening to keep your teeth looking white, bright, and healthy. Our advanced teeth whitening options are customized to your needs and personal sensitivity levels, allowing you to lighten your teeth by several shades during in-office and/or at-home treatment. For patients whose teeth are severely discolored from poor oral hygiene or tobacco use, Drs. Romano, Bizzarro, and Dunn can conceal extensive staining with porcelain veneers. These thin, stain-resistant shells are bonded to the front of the enamel to mask discoloration and restore the appearance of a white and perfectly proportioned tooth.
Questions? To learn more about how to get rid of tooth stains, please contact our practice today to schedule a consultation or speak to a friendly member of our team.