Sometimes, all we really need is a smile. It can transform our look, make someone else feel happy, and brighten our faces. But with a gorgeous smile often comes the pressure of having perfect, white teeth! And did you know that some of the regular, every day food we eat can actually turn them yellow?
With the exception of strawberries, richly pigmented fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries can seriously pack a punch when it comes to staining your teeth. Their juices contain acidic components that can harm tooth enamel, leading them to turn yellow. But if you love these anti-oxidant superfoods, just be sure to brush your teeth after with Closeup Diamond Attraction to remove any trace of berry stains, and visibly whiten your teeth from the first brush and as you continue using it!
Surprisingly, tea stains more than coffee! Who knew, right? And it’s all because of an acid called tannins that is more prevalent in tea than in a hot cup of coffee. If you don’t want to give up this comforting drink, though, opt for herbal or white teas as green and black tea are a lot more staining.
Besides increasing the chances of cavities, constantly eating candy will permanently stain your teeth because of all the fun, artificial colours they come in! While most of the artificial colours may come off when your brush your teeth, if you eat them all the time, they're going to slowly turn your teeth yellow as the colours build-up.
Another teeth-staining culprit is soda. Yes. Your beloved Coca Cola is high in sugar and acid, which can destroy and ruin healthy teeth! But it's not just Coke, though. Other sodas and their diet versions can cause discolouration in your teeth too. So the next time you approach that vending machine for a bottle of pop, think twice!
A glass of wine every day may be healthy, but drinking too much of this can stain your smile because just like tea and coffee, this beverage contains tannins! So if you want to continue drinking this without the side effects of a harder-to-remove stain, you can use Closeup Diamond Attraction to help remove discolouration and give you a whiter smile from the first brush!
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