Fighting Dental Disease: Learn More About It Here

Fighting Dental Disease: Learn More About It Here

Diet Ideas That Can Stain Your Teeth

by Gregory Price

Keeping your teeth white, while also following a healthy diet is a goal you can accomplish. However, if you're going on an extreme diet or a diet that isn't exactly healthy, you might not get to maintain your beautiful smile. What you eat, has a lot to do with the shade of your teeth. This is even the case after you've had professional treatments performed.

Juice Diet

Unless you've been instructed to do so by a medical provider, it's not exactly a good idea to follow an all liquid diet. All liquid diets have a very high chance of re-staining your teeth, and maybe even discoloring them more than they were previously. When you eat foods in the solid form, as you chew, you mix the food particles with saliva.

The saliva helps lessen the effects of the color. When you are on a liquid diet, you don't get the benefit of extra saliva production from chewing. So, while you might be enjoying your juiced blend of kale, strawberries and mangos, you're only putting your teeth more at risk for staining.  

Red Meat Diet

If you're on a diet that requires you to restrict most other foods and consume options that are primarily made up of red meat, such as ground beef and steak, you could be putting the color of your teeth at risk. Red meat is highly staining to your teeth.

While in moderation it's not a huge deal, if you are eating red meat every day for most meals of the day, you should not expect your teeth whitening results to last for very long, even if you are brushing soon after. In addition to staining your teeth, a diet high in red meat may also affect your health adversely.

Apple Cider Vinegar

There isn't exactly an apple cider vinegar diet, but many people consume this liquid every day as part of their weight loss efforts. If you're going to go this route, you need to understand what you could be doing to your teeth.

Apple cider vinegar is highly acidic. When you consume highly acidic liquids, they may erode the surface of your teeth, or the enamel. The more the enamel is eroded, the more at risk the tooth is for staining, making just about anything you consume a staining risk. If you're going to drink ACV, always pair it with plenty of water.  

If you've had professional whitening treatments performed on your teeth, or plan to, make sure you aren't letting your diet toss it all away. Stick with a healthy diet and avoid those extreme and fade diets. Not only will your smile look better, you will also be healthier.


About Me

Fighting Dental Disease: Learn More About It Here

Up until a year ago, I did my best to keep my teeth and gums clean. But after securing a new job, I began to work late into the night and didn't have the time or energy to brush and floss before I retired to bed. My busy schedule and poor dental hygiene finally affected my teeth and gums. After experiencing severe pain in several of my teeth, I made an appointment with my dentist. My dentist examined my mouth and discovered three large cavities in my molars. After four long weeks, my dentist finally completed my dental work. I learned a very painful lesson during that time. No matter how busy you are, always brush and floss. I started this blog to inform other people about the importance of good dental care. I hope you find the time to read it. Thanks for visiting.