Watch Out! 5 Common Food Items That Can Stain Your Teeth

| October 11 , 2017 , 14:19 IST

It is well said, “Beauty is power; a smile is its sword” and every one of us wants to have a beautiful smile. An important part of a beautiful smile is sparkling teeth. 

White teeth bring a beautiful smile, but do you know some food items that stain our teeth and we should prevent the staining soon after their intake. Even if you are maintaining proper oral hygiene you may get stained teeth if you consume certain food items on a regular basis.  

5 Food Items That Can Stain Your Teeth Are:


Coffee helps us a lot to stay awake, but the solution is not good for our teeth. People who work for more than 9 hours are mostly addicted to coffee and the result can easily be seen on their teeth. The acid polyphenol in coffee stains our teeth. Black coffee leads to teeth staining as well.   


None of us will say “No” to tea! But it is really important to note that tea stains our teeth worse coffee stains. All types of tea- black, green and white tea, stain the teeth. Tea contains Tannins, a plant-based compound that stains teeth easily.

Balsamic Vinegar:

To flavour our salads mostly we use balsamic vinegar, but it has a big negative side-effect of darkening our teeth. The dark natural colour sticks to teeth and discolours them.

Wine and Fizzy Drinks:

The high acid content in wine tends to increase the risk of dark dental stains. Other fizzy beverages are refreshing but the fizzy drinks also contain acidic properties that erode our enamel and dampen our bright smiles.  


Berries provide health benefits with their anti-oxidant properties but they also have the potential to stain our teeth. The dark hued berries such as blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and blackberries in particular cause staining.

If you really want to have beautiful bright smiles, don’t let these items linger in your mouths for too long, drink water to combat their staining effect or brush soon after consumption.

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