I’m a stickler for teeth! Gorgeous pearly whites go a long way. Celebrity Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Victoria Veytsman recently shared her list of surprising summer favorites that stain teeth — and I have to say… I was a little bummed, but now I know. She is the official dentist to The Miss America pageant and gives supermodels Karlie Kloss and Hailey Baldwin their dazzling smiles, explains the latest Teeth Whitening Tips and Tricks. Yes, she’s that amazing! Here’s her list of stainers:
Dark Berries. While they are full of antioxidants and healthy, dark berries can stain porous teeth. Be sure to wipe teeth with a tissue and rinse after eating to minimize stains. There are even wine wipes and white wipes that work to remove the stains and brighten after eating/drinking dark colored foods.
Swimming. If you swim for hours each week, you could end up with spots called “swimmer’s calculus.” The high pH of the chemicals in the pool water causes proteins to harden into a dark brown tartar. Professional whitening is required.
Popsicles. Brightly colored popsicles may be refreshing on a hot summer day, but the artificial colors stain. Make sure to brush after consuming to remove any colors.
Citrus Fruits. Lemons, oranges, and grapefruits are highly acidic and can cause discoloration because they can erode tooth enamel. There are many products that support enamel from toothpaste to mouthwashes. While enamel erosion can’t be undone, you can prevent.