Can Wine Darken Your Teeth?
Too much wine isn’t good for anyone, but some research suggests that an occasional glass of red wine can provide you with antioxidants, reduce inflammation and promote longevity. But what about your teeth? Will it stain your pearly whites? We crowdsourced this question to a panel of professionals. Read on to learn more about the effects of wine on your smile.
Lisa Richards is a nutritionist and author of The Candida Diet. She has been featured on Today, US News, Women’s Health magazine, Huffington Post, Healthline, the San Francisco Chronicle, Reader’s Digest, Lifehack, Insider, and Well+Good, among others.
Can cause discoloration
Wine, red wine specifically, can cause discoloration of teeth from the dyes, tannins, and acid it contains. Drinking water between glasses of wine and eating hard food, like apples or celery, can help clean your teeth if you're unable to brush your teeth right after. These acts will also help you avoid a wine headache and other side effects by giving you extra hydration. Strong and healthy enamel can help prevent teeth darkening from drinking wine. Some dairy foods like cheese and milk can strengthen your enamel to keep your teeth white.
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