Coffee and cigarettes are popularly known to discolor teeth. The food we eat can lead to yellowing of teeth as well. Some foods are hazardous not only for the teeth, but they affect our general health. The only good you can do yourself is removing them from your menu. Not all foods are harmful, some contain a lot of nutrients and vitamins and removing them from your diet will mean an unhealthy diet. Good news is that there are methods to reduce the harm they cause to your teeth. Below is a list of foods that lead to the yellowing of teeth and how to improve your menu to keep your teeth white.

Products that make your teeth yellow

Black tea

Black tea contains tanine which leave stains on your teeth. Tanine is in the top list of discoloring products. If you combine it with other products in the list below, the results will be worse. To avoid the effects of tanine on your teeth, switch to green tea which does not affect your teeth but has numerous health benefits.

Sports beverages, cola drinks, and soda

The drinks mentioned above contain acids that erode the outer part of the teeth. You will be surprised to know that sports drinks are more harmful than the rest. The reason they contain a larger percentage of acids.

Sweets

Avoid giving candies to children because they are the worst teeth, enemies. This is not enough as the more you chew the candies, the more harm you suffer. They contain acids, colors and other products with the ability to discolor teeth.

White and red wine

Both types of wines contain tanine. As discussed earlier it is very harmful to your teeth. Avoid too much of wine if you want to maintain a white smile.

Colored sauces

The colors in the sauce find its way in the pores on the enamel. On accumulation, they result to teeth coloration.

Spices

Spices with bright colors cause the same effect as that of colored sauces.

Juices and fruits

As much as they lead to yellowing of teeth, they must never lack in our diet. To prevent the yellowing effect, cleanse your mouth with water after taking them. Also, cover your teeth with saliva. Saliva acts as a natural protector to your teeth. It might be difficult staying away from the products mentioned above, but with moderation and proper dental hygiene, you can maintain your white smile.…

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