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Which Foods Stain Teeth?

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Dr. Svans discusses the foods that can stain your teeth.

Dr. Svans:
It seems like everybody wants to talk about white teeth and how do they keep their teeth white. Well one thing you can do is you can look at the foods that you are eating.

One thing that I am almost notorious for saying this around at the office is that anything that stains your clothes is going to stain your teeth.

Now the stains I am talking about are surface stains. The internal portion of your tooth is pretty hard to stain and over many years of life, yeah, that internal part of the tooth may turn a little more in the brown shade or the yellow shade or the gray shade.

But when it comes to things like red wine and coffee and especially espresso, those things especially the really strong staining liquids, are going to cause some stain especially in between your teeth.

When it comes to those stains the thing that you can do because there’s many red wine drinkers out there and many coffee drinkers, I am one myself, I tend to not build up much stain at all because, number one, I end up flossing once a day and I use a Sonicare toothbrush.

Between those two things, I keep the stain off of my teeth and most importantly, I have a chance to remove it.

About Dr. Svans:
Dr. Erik Svans, D.D.S., is a 1997 graduate of the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Dental Association (ADA), Arizona Dental Association (AZDA), Dental organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) and a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and affiliated with the International College of Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Svans specializes in Smile Design and Reconstruction, Dental Implants CEREC, Laser Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Invisalign, and Dental Technology Advancements.

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