3 THINGS THAT CAN DULL YOUR TEETH
By: Vanessa Roberts
Flashing a big smile full of pearly whites is not only one of our best
beauty accessories we ladies have, but it’s also a tell-tale sign of
your overall health.
And while I’m sure none of us would like to undergo a cringe-inducing
root canal, occasionally we eat or drink things that gradually eat
away at our enamel and can dull our naturally radiant smile.
So how do we avoid these ingredients and ultimately keep our pearly
whites looking, well, pearly? I’m so glad you asked.
Are you as shocked as me? I mean, fruit is an integral part of a
healthy diet and a sure-fire way to get the vitamins you need to stay
healthy. So why the heck are they so bad for our teeth?
Simply put, citrus fruits and different berries, while amazing for
your insides, are some of the worst enamel-eaters due to their high
This is critical to keep in mind if you want to keep your teeth
looking their very best as our enamel is what protects our teeth
against any threat of disease and decay. And really, a diseased or
decaying mouth isn’t exactly the hottest look for us ladies.
So if you are like me and just cannot fathom passing up your favourite
fruits, consider eating them with a meal or even better blending them
into a smoothie and drinking it through a straw.
This way you minimize your chances of the acids damaging the enamel on
your teeth and you won’t have to give up fruit. It’s a win-win really.
It’s pretty common knowledge that the sugar content found in soda can
erode your enamel while the colouring can cause staining on your
That’s why I was shocked to hear that clear sodas, such as Sprite,
7Up, and even ginger ale, are actually more harmful to your teeth than
the coloured sodas as they are chocked full of citric and ascorbic
In fact, a recent study out of Southern Illinois University School of
Dental Medicine found that clear sodas caused teeth to lose more of
their weight than brown sodas did. Surprising, isn’t it?
But if you just can’t imagine giving up your favourite soda you may
want to consider brushing your teeth after drinking it so you can help
to prevent some of the damage caused by these carbonated drinks.
And no, diet soda is not a healthier alternative.
This is where I let out an overly exaggerated sigh. I mean, red wine?
Can we ladies not get a break here? But unfortunately, it is true.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but red wine can be one of the
worst culprits for dulling your teeth.
Even though it is, in moderation, fabulous for your overall health,
red wine can stain your teeth and cause them to have a permanent
greyish tone to them. And I’m not just talking about the ‘red wine
smile’ you get after one night of drinking red wine. I mean a
permanent red wine smile.
But if you are like me and cannot imagine a world where you can’t
drink red wine, simply rinse your mouth out after each glass and you
should be able to avoid the permanent red wine smile.
An outcome all of us red wine drinkers should strive for.
Finally, if you wish to keep your smile as picture perfect as possible
try to steer clear of these 3 ingredients. And if you just can’t stay
away, at least try to rinse your mouth out, or better yet, stash a
travel toothbrush in your purse so you can scrub those stains away.
After all, a bright and radiantly white smile is one of the best
beauty accessories a girl could ever have.
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