Five Foods to AvoidTeeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures that Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Deborah Gennerro performs on her patients. Of course, teeth can become yellow and dull thanks to years of smoking and the natural aging process, but certain foods and drinks directly and quickly contribute to a lackluster smile. Dr. Gennero wants to discuss the foods and drinks you should avoid to keep your smile brighter and whiter.

Five Teeth Staining Foods

1. Coffee and tea: Yes they may give you the caffeine charge you are searching for in the morning (or afternoon) but at what cost? These brown liquids will stain your teeth if you drink them daily. If you can’t live without your daily jolt from coffee or tea, consider drinking them through a straw or at least rinsing your mouth with water after drinking them.

2. Soda: If you aren’t an all-day coffee drinker, you may very well be a ‘round the clock soda sipper. Most sodas are dark or bright in color and also have acid which is unhealthy for your tooth enamel. When acid demineralizes enamel, stains will occur much more easily. (more…)