What food affects your teeth color and gives you bad breath?

Teeth color and oral health may not only be influenced by your care but also your diet.

However, we have selected some foods that may have a beneficial effect on the color of your teeth, as well as a list of foods that can be harmful to your teeth and oral health.

Foods that are good for your gums and teeth

Suffering from sensitive teeth and gums may happen because of a lack of vitamins or a lack of natural massage. If you constantly eat soft foods and overuse carbonated drinks. This may damage your tooth enamel and deprive the natural massaging of your gums. 

In addition, when performed correctly, a gum massage increases blood flow to your gum tissue which increases blood flow and can help prevent gum disease. To avoid such problems with your teeth, dentists recommend adding the following foods to your diet.


The carotene in raw carrots is good for the mucous membrane of the mouth and gums. Having a good effect on the condition of the oral cavity.


This fruit can perfectly massage the gums, influence the removal of plaque and freshen your breath.


This fruit is rich in vitamin C, if you do not have enough vitamin C, the gums can bleed.


An excellent natural antibiotic that destroys harmful bacteria in the oral cavity.


Hard cheeses are low in salt and high in calcium and phosphate to help maintain the proper pH balance in the mouth and fight bacteria.

Green tea

In its composition, this type of tea has Catechins – substances with strong antioxidant properties.

Often dentists recommend mouthwash not only after a hearty meal but even after a small snack.

Does My teeth color depend on food?

In addition to whitening procedures, it is worth excluding or trying to minimize the effect of foods that can stain your teeth, such as:

Tea and coffee

Lemon or milk added to the drink will help neutralize the coloring effect of these drinks.


Brightly colored fruit and vegetable juices can weaken tooth enamel with their acid, which promotes staining. Eating whole fruits and chewing them can counteract the staining of your teeth.

Red wine

Red wine is the king of tooth staining. After drinking red wine it is recommended to rinse your mouth with clean water.

Beets and blueberries

A high concentration of chromogenic substances can contribute to the appearance of yellowish tooth enamel over time.


Spices such as turmeric and curry can impart a yellow or even reddish hue when consumed continuously.

*To counteract the effects of harsh colorants, rinse your mouth after eating!

Foods that have a “whitening” effect on your teeth


Medium-hard varieties help remove plaque.


Despite their vibrant color, strawberries have whitening properties.


The substances found in this type of vegetable can help remove dark spots and plaque from teeth. Broccoli benefits you more when consumed raw.


Celery can help remove plaque from your teeth.

Orange & Lemon

Citrus acids may whiten teeth, but people who suffer from tooth and gum sensitivity, need to take precautions when consuming these fruits.

Foods that affect odor and microflora in the oral cavity

Bad breath may be caused by poor hygiene, gum disease, dry mouth, and other more serious diseases. If you are fit and healthy it is recommended to normalize the microflora of the oral cavity. Bad breath may be caused by the regular consumption of certain foods. Leaving bad breath during the digestion process.

Products that can neutralize bad breath:

  • Apples
  • Cherry
  • Cinnamon
  • Basil and spinach
  • Watermelon
  • Green tea

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