Dental One Associates of Fairfax
9942 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

How What You Eat can Reduce or Result in Stained Teeth

dca-blog-tooth-discoloration_1200x630

Regular brushing and flossing are two of the keys to your whitest smile, while the third smile secret is simply your daily diet. Learn which foods can darken teeth, as well as which can keep them white.

Choose to Chew these Foods to Avoid Stained Teeth

Dentists agree that one of the ways to maintain a white smile is with a healthy, balanced diet. Aim to eat a variety of vitamins and minerals to ensure that both your smile and your body get the nutrients they need. Try to fill your fridge with these healthy choices:

  • Milk and Cheese – Along with neutralizing acids in the mouth by increasing your saliva flow, all of the protein and calcium in these dairy sources can strengthen teeth and prevent the erosion of their white enamel.
  • Fish and Flax SeedsThese choices are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are the strongest anti-inflammatory nutrients. And foods that reduce inflammation may protect you from gum disease.
  • Cocoa – Research shows that cocoa can also lessen inflammation, while protecting you from tooth decay and enamel erosion.
  • Water – In addition to being the best way to quench your thirst, it’s the smartest way to avoid stained teeth. See, water rinses away the sugars, acids, and hidden food particles that can wear away enamel and result in tooth discoloration.
  • Sugar-Free Drinks – If water isn’t your cup of tea, then choose sugar-free drinks because they also wash away the harmful particles that can diminish your white enamel.

Forget these Foods that Lead to the Discoloration of Teeth

Face it, your diet can either help or harm your teeth. If you choose the wrong foods and drinks, you’re likely to face the discoloration of teeth. Stay away from these foods if you want your teeth to stay white:

  • Darker Beverages – Dark-colored beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine can lead to stained teeth, as well as weaken tooth enamel with their powerful acids.
  • Sugar-filled Drinks – Sugary drinks like sodas, sports drinks, and fruit juices are full of the simple sugars and acids that can erode enamel, which makes teeth appear much darker.
  • Sweet Snacks – Most candies and gums are all sugar, which can attack teeth and remove their white enamel.
  • Starch-Stuffed Foods – Starchy items like white breads, rice, potatoes, pastas, and cereals are full of sneaky sugars that can deplete tooth enamel. If you want to protect your enamel and therefore avoid tooth discoloration, you should skip starches that are more cooked or refined, and choose the raw starches found in vegetables instead.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Fairfax, call Dental One Associates of Fairfax today at (703) 664-1990 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Fairfax. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Fairfax, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Fairfax.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great service and care! . from front desk to the dr.s and the stuff. Thank you!
Beruk S.
Dr. Miller’s talent, caring manner and expertise.
Audrey M.
Good service, professional staff
Rahmatullah K.
very efficient with years of experience so the the diagnosis and treatment are excellent. very personable
Michael G.
I feel my Cleaning by Masoon was very good and my Dental Check-up by Dr Miller was great. Both of them treated me very nice and made me feel welcome to be there.
Cheryl R.
Overall professionalism
Tom S.
Crystal was awesome! Very sweet and patient with Robert, my dad, and very professional. We loved Dr. Lin too! She was so nice and understanding with my dad and she made us very comfortable with her […]
Robert H.
caring and efficient
Janet B.
Pleasant personnel; dentist easy to talk to.
Susan W.
the professionalism of the entire staff. Every procedure was explained beforehand and during the procedure which I like. The best staff in Fairfax.7
William F.
Best dental facility ever! Staff is great. Always a good experience.
Paul S.
Staff was very friendly and courteous. My dentition was efficient and competent. I was very pleased with my visit.
Edward S.
excellent dental work and excellent support staff
Lewis P.
I decided to pick this location as my primary dental office about 3 months ago. Since then I have had work done by Dr. Linn. He has been very informative, he is patient and sensitive to your needs. […]
Mckenzie C.
I’ve been going to this practice since I was a child. I could not imagine going anywhere else. It is a few minutes from my home too
Joy G.
Great practice! Very good explanations of what they are doing each step of the way, very attentive to any pain, friendly, warm, and all have a great sense of humor!
Howard W.
Very competent and professional as well as friendly.
Elaine P.
I have been coming here for a few years now and always have a positive experience. The hygienists are gentle with procedures (I have had multiple teeth cleanings and a few cavities filled) but […]
Hannah B.
Outstanding work in cleaning!
James M.
Entire staff is warm and welcoming professional, and highly competent.
Karen F.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (703) 664-1990
Our Location