Foods To Avoid For A Bright Smile

Everyone wants white teeth, but these days, with the prevalence of certain foods that are rich in sugar or other ingredients that stain teeth, it can be difficult to achieve that goal, especially if you’re not sure what exactly to avoid. At Derna Dental, we understand the struggle. So we’ve compiled a list of foods to avoid if you want to achieve that perfect, sparkling smile.

Citrus Fruits

Though they contain a great amount of nutrients, these fruits can be bad for your teeth due to the amount of acidic content inside them. When you eat acidic foods, the content wears away at your tooth enamel. Over time, it can expose your teeth’s inner layers of dentin, causing your teeth to look more yellow in color.


Many people swear by coffee, and it’s a wonderful substance. It helps you wake up in the morning. It helps you power through difficult lectures, presentations, and keeps you awake during slow hours at work. Unfortunately, it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows for your teeth. Specifically, the contents of your coffee can stain and discolor your teeth. To minimize the damage to the look of your teeth, you don’t have to abstain from coffee altogether. Simply consume your coffee at specific times, rather than sipping constantly throughout the day. Clean your teeth after you finish your drink to remove any traces of coffee in your mouth that can do your teeth harm

Sugary Sweets

We all know that dentists say sweets are bad for your teeth, but in this case it’s true. When consumed, sugar latches onto your teeth which then causes acidic attacks on your teeth when bacteria feeds on it, wearing away your teeth enamel.


Though delicious, soda is double-trouble when it comes to your teeth. Containing both high quantities of acid and sugar, soda can make your teeth erode much quicker. We’ve touched on how both acid and sugar affects your teeth, so even if you may enjoy it, it may be a good idea to cut down on this drink in order to maintain that shiny smile you have.

These are just some of the danger foods for your teeth. To learn more, do not hesitate to contact us at Derna Dental.