Sometimes, nothing tastes better than a good blackberry or cherry. Unfortunately, the pigmented molecules that give blackberries, blueberries, cherries, beets and similar fruits and vegetables their rich color also stick to tooth enamel. Rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after eating them to keep stains at bay.
Furthermore, anything made with fruits and vegetables, including juices, can stain your teeth, too. You should be careful about how much you and your children drink them. Red-colored juices, particularly grape juice, which has the same staining elements as red wine, are especially tough on white teeth. Citric juices, such as orange and grapefruit juice, naturally contain citric acid, which leads to enamel erosion.
What other deeply colored foods can stain your teeth? Read on to learn more.