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10 Habits That Are Staining Your Teeth

Even though we try to brush, floss, and use mouthwash on a regular basis, the initial appearance of teeth stains might make you feel insecure. Here are some of the reasons teeth discolor and how to restore their original whiteness.

1. Holding food and drinks in your mouth- The longer food lingers in your mouth, the more likely your teeth will become stained. Even drinks with a lot of sugar can damage your teeth's enamel and turn them yellow.

2. Adding berries to your diet- Even while fresh berries offer numerous health benefits, they are notorious for staining teeth. Cavities and tooth stains will only be exacerbated by eating them in salads, pies, and cakes.

3. Iced tea- Iced tea, on the other hand, does not break through your enamel like sugary soda beverages do. Malic acid, found in iced drinks, has bleaching effects. It boosts saliva production, which is the body's natural defense against teeth decay and staining.

4. Swimming frequently- Swimming is not harmful; it is the chlorine water that is the issue. No one wants to drink pool water, it does get in. Chlorine is necessary to keep bacteria at away, but it can damage your enamel and cause it to turn yellow and brown.

5. You use a mouthwash- Some of the substances can react with food components and cause your teeth to become dull. If you absolutely must use mouthwash, look for options that don't contain eucalyptol components or chlorhexidine, and use it only once a day.

6. You use a hard toothbrush- Brushing your teeth too hard can wear down the enamel on your teeth and cause stains. It's possible that this will make your teeth more prone to decay and sensitivity. Choose a brush with soft bristles and replace it every three months.

7. Spiced foods- Flavoring your meals adds scents to your foods, but if you want to keep your teeth white, you may want to limit the spices. Some pigments, which have a curry-like colour, can stain and turn your teeth yellowish brown.

8. Stress- People who are under a lot of stress have a tendency to grind their teeth to release the stress. However, doing so on a regular basis may result in tooth damage. It not only causes jaw pain and headaches, but it can also deteriorate the enamel of your teeth, making them fragile and yellow.

9. Teeth staining beverages- If you can't keep your coffee mug away from you, we recommend rinsing your mouth with water after each cup of coffee.

10. Smoking- Nicotine is the leading cause of discolored and stained teeth. When you inhale, the smoke wraps over your entire mouth and coats your teeth in toxins.

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