And while there’s nothing wrong with enjoying any of those things, you do need to think about your teeth - especially with Christmas just around the corner, bringing a host of parties and, of course, pictures being snapped.
It’s well known that a number of foods and drinks stain your teeth, but we thought it was worth recapping some of the top offenders, to help you keep your smile bright throughout the winter. But if you do find your teeth are less than pearly white, don’t worry, you can always invest in a professional whitening treatment.
Tea and coffee Tea and coffee are staples of most people’s days, particularly in the colder weather, but both drinks are known to stain your teeth. In both cases, you can lessen the staining effect by cooling your beverage down before you drink it - adding milk is a good option. Where tea is concerned, green and herbal teas are less likely to stain your teeth due to their lighter colour.
Red wine There’s nothing quite like curling up by an open fire with a glass of red wine, or indulging with a mulled wine after a crisp winter walk, but the drink is a common culprit when it comes to tooth staining, so be mindful of how much you drink and make sure you give your teeth a good clean before bed.
Tomato sauce A rich pasta dish covered in tomato sauce is very tempting on a cold winter’s evening, but tomato-based sauces can also stain your teeth. One top tip is to eat spinach before you enjoy your main, as this can help protect your teeth from staining.
If you need a dental treatment and are worried about having visible fillings, talk to us about white fillings at Estetica today.