Tooth color and nutrition

“Smile!’ the photographer says, his camera pointed at you and the rest of the party guests. And yet, you still refrain from smiling.

“Something wrong?” the person beside you asks. “Smile already. Everyone’s getting impatient.” Seconds pass and your mouth is still sealed shut. You want to tell them what’s wrong, but how can you, when your teeth are almost as brown as the blazer you’re wearing?

Colored teeth sounds like something you would see on a clown in a circus; or maybe in cartoon, but certainly not in real life. And yet, teeth coloring is real as you and us. It’s an age-old problem that still persists even to this day.

The effects of teeth coloring may not seem like an immediate risk to your health but don’t take it lightly, because if left unchecked, it can progress to levels which take a heavy toll on your health; and treatments which could take an even heavier toll on your wallet.

The type of foods you eat determines the look and health of your teeth and gums. What do we mean by this? Sugar-laden processed foods can slowly eat away at your teeth – the enamel, to be more precise. The same goes for processed and acidic drinks.

Little more needs to be said about why this is a detriment to teeth and overall health but in addition to that, such foods also change the look of your teeth, and not for the better.

Coffee and cigarettes are notorious for changing the color of teeth. Conversely, there are also foods we like to call ‘natural teeth detergents’ because they clean and brighten teeth, due to their fibrous or crunchy nature – carrot is a favorite of ours.

Food nutrition and diet can go a long way in determining how healthy your teeth are and how they look. If you’ve never heard of such foods before, or you never even had any idea there were foods out there which could do this, today you become enlightened.