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Foods That Stain Your Teeth

A mixture of fresh berries

You probably love indulging in all sorts of delicacies if you’re a foodie. Hey, nothing wrong with that as long as you’re aware of what spoils your dental health and what doesn’t. Certain foods tend to leave stains on your teeth, and they may be difficult to get rid of.

Let’s take a look at a few.

  1. Beetroot: Beetroot is known to have many good benefits for your health, as it’s enriched with nutrients and vitamins. However, since it’s very red in color, it can leave red stains on your teeth after you’ve consumed them. So, either reduce the frequency of ingesting them or always brush your teeth immediately after you’ve had one.
  2. Curry: Curry is a popular food item that’s loved by many. It can be enjoyed alone or with rice, or even baked bread. Yet, its deep color tends to stain one’s teeth like nothing else. So, be careful before you order a bowl of curry next time, as you now know what you’re getting your teeth into.
  3. Berries: Berries are very healthy fruits that are consumed for breakfast, used in milkshakes and smoothies, and munched on by people who are constantly on the go. However, berries, too, have an intense coloring present inside them that leave stains on your teeth that are hard to get off.
  4. Sauces: Two sauces that should be looked out for are balsamic vinegar and soy sauce.

Balsamic Vinegar

It might make for a delicious and sour salad dressing, but the pigmentation present inside can put stains on your teeth that may be hard to get rid of.

Soy Sauce

This Asian tangy sauce is a must-have on every condiment shelf, but its dark color is not your teeth’ best friend, as it stains them intensely.


If you wish to gain more knowledge about what can be harmful to your teeth, book an appointment now and visit Meadows Family Dentistry in Castle Rock, Colorado. Meet with Dr. Preston Polson for more insight and information.

Posted on Aug 23, 2021
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