By Colesville Dentistry
July 15, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Foods   Drinks  

Find out what foods are to blame for serious dental stains.

From office whitening treatments to toothpastes that boast whiter smiles, we're all interested in keeping our teeth white. If you’ve just Soda gotten teeth whitening at Colesville Dentistry in Silver Springs, you’re probably looking for the best way to make sure your results last. If you want to keep your smile looking its brightest, find out what foods you should steer clear of.


Any berry like strawberries, cherries or blueberries should be consumed with care. Even though they are chock full of great things like antioxidants, their rich colors can also seriously stain enamel. Make sure to rinse out your mouth or brush your teeth immediately after eating them.

Red wine

Just as berries are bad for your smile, so too is red wine. The dark red or purple color, mixed with tannins, can seep into those tiny microscopic cracks in enamel, as well as stick to the surface of your teeth. If you do end up partaking in a glass of wine, also be sure to rinse your mouth with water to reduce your chance of dental stains.

Tomato sauce

The dark red color of this sauce mixed with the high acidity can pack quite a punch against your vibrant teeth. Not only will the acidity eat away at healthy enamel, but it can also stain it as well.


We all know that the sugar and acidity of soda makes it a harmful treat for your smile, but dark sodas can give your smile a double whammy by also discoloring your teeth. Avoid soda altogether or opt for a healthier alternative like club soda or sparkling water.

Besides follow a smile-friendly diet, it’s important to brush and floss regularly and see your Silver Springs dentist for routine cleanings and exams. Whether it’s time for your six-month visit, or you’re interested in teeth whitening, there’s never been a better time to call Colesville Dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!