If you are worried about foods and drinks that stain your teeth, you are not alone. You can only do so much with flossing, brushing and attending 6-month dental visits. Many of the foods and beverages you enjoy pose a direct threat to the look and functionality of your teeth.
Foods/beverages laden with sugar, acid and food dye will likely discolor your teeth. Eating enough of these foods while failing to brush your teeth after eating, will create unsightly stains surprisingly quickly.
Take a moment to think about your daily routine. You likely start out with coffee. Maybe you transition to a cigarette, have a protein shake or oatmeal. You segue to the noon hour when you have soup, sandwich and a soda. You enjoy red wine with dinner. Each of these foods and beverages stains the teeth.
These are some of the worst culprits out there. Soda is particularly problematic for the teeth as it is acidic. This acid will actually cause the teeth to become more porous and prone to subsequent staining. Dark sodas such as those of the cola variety will discolor teeth more than lighter varieties.