5 Things That Stain Your Teeth

We’ve all been there. We eat something a dark shade of purple, and the next time we look in the mirror, our teeth and tongue are coated in colour. Scan this list of top foods and drinks known to discolour teeth.

TOOTH STAINER #1: Dark Berries

From blueberries to raspberries, all those berries can stain your teeth. This is not a reason to avoid eating these potent, antioxidant-packed superfoods. Just be sure to rinse with water after popping the juicy fruits in your mouth.


Yes, red wine is a known offender — but did you know that white wine, can also lead to tooth discolouration? One way to help prevent staining caused by wine, as well as other drinks, is to use LISTERINE® Advanced White.

TOOTH STAINER #3: Tomato Ketchup

This sugary, dark condiment with potent spices, like curry, cumin and turmeric, can stain your teeth over time. Just be sure to maintain a good oral care routine morning and evening. You can also drink water to flush away tooth-staining food particles.


You don’t have to quit your caffeine habit just because it stains your teeth—try and use a straw when sipping down the dark liquid, as this way, the liquid doesn’t go near your visible front surfaces of your teeth.

TOOTH STAINER #5: Fizzy drinks

With or without sugar, some fizzy drinks can discolour your teeth. Try to avoid these to help prevent tooth discolouration.