9 Foods to Avoid for Whiter Teeth

Berries, sauces, and sodas stain teeth. Whitening removes stains to enhance your smile.Many patients who visit Dr. Lindsey Marshall want to know how to make their smiles as bright as possible. Although teeth whitening is often an ideal option for removing stains and restoring the shine to your teeth, our Philadelphia dentist can also recommend the best way to prevent stains from forming as well.

Some patients are simply born with a darker shade of enamel, making it more difficult to achieve a white sheen. However, in many cases the things we eat and drink are the culprits behind unattractive stains. Foods you should enjoy in moderation if you’d like to keep your smile white and shiny include :

  • Cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and other fruits with strong, darkly colored juices
  • Dark sauces, such as tomato sauce or curry
  • Candy
  • Popsicles
  • Gum

Unfortunately, many of the drinks we love most can also stain teeth. Beverages to watch out for include :

  • Coffee and tea
  • Sports drinks
  • Colas
  • Red wine

Cutting back on these food and drink items can keep your smile looking fresh and limit the formation of unsightly discolorations. And, if you visit Dr. Marshall for teeth whitening to achieve that extra shine, less staining will require less time and fewer sessions of bleaching.

To learn more about teeth whitening and other ways to enhance the aesthetic of your smile, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD, or call (610) 649-0696 today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Marshall welcomes patients throughout the Philadelphia area.

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