Chocolates, tea and coffee, jams and wine are commonly consumed foods and beverages during the holidays. Unfortunately, these holiday “staples” are foods that stain teeth and therefore aren’t very tooth-friendly. Chocolate, wine, gravy, jam, tea and coffee are all dark in colour, and can cause discolouration of teeth. This is why they are included as one of the Dental Hazards Of Christmas.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to avoid foods that stain teeth altogether, although it’s a good idea to limit how much you consume. If you do allow yourself to indulge, you’ll need to take extra-special care of your teeth. Make sure you brush and floss your teeth thoroughly every day.
Your dentist also has a number of whitening options which offer a safe and effective way to enjoy your treats and reduce the effects of staining on your teeth.