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Keep smiling. Stay away from these 7 foods that stain your teeth

Teeth stains can mar your smile. Here’s a list of some food items that can cause teeth stains.

fitness Updated: Oct 11, 2017 12:12 IST
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
Foods like curry and berries can change the colour of your teeth for the worse.(Shutterstock)

Proper oral hygiene is the only way to a beautiful smile. But don’t neglect certain food items that can cause teeth stains. Gunita Singh, cosmetic and laser dental surgeon at Dentem, The Dental and Orthodontic Clinic, and Tanvir Singh, orthodontist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, have shared a list of food items that can change the colour of teeth for worse:

Coffee contains the acid polyphenol which can cause teeth stains. (Shutterstock)

* Coffee: It might be helping you to stay up, but the acid polyphenol in it is staining your teeth.

* Tea: Tea stains are worse than coffee stains. All types of tea — black, green or white tea, stain the teeth.

* Wine: White wine has an acid content that tends to increase the risk of dark dental stains.

The dark hue of berries can affect your teeth. (Shutterstock)

* Beverages: They are refreshing, but the acidic nature of fizzy drinks erodes your enamel.

* Curry: Again, amazing for tastebuds, but bad for teeth.

* Balsamic vinegar: It is used for salads, but it also has a negative aspect. Its dark natural colour sticks to the teeth.

* Berries: The antioxidant property gets a thumbs up. The same can’t be said about its dark hue that affect teeth.

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First Published: Oct 11, 2017 12:12 IST