is it true that if you eat a lot of sweets, your teeth would get yellowish?

@athinapie (1151)
Philippines
April 14, 2008 6:48pm CST
i saw it in a talk show once... this local celebrity's teeth got yellow because she was obsessed with sweets (from candies to chocolates to pastries!). now, i am a bit of a sugar fan myself... and i love chocolates! but really... i mean, is this true? would my teeth get yellow? my teeth at present are not really that white and not entirely dark yellowish. i think this runs in the family... not because of sweets. what do you guys think?
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@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I am not sure but would like to find out because like you I love sweets. I crave them all the time. I eat chocolate and candy a lot. My teeth aren't yellow but they aren't as white as I would like them to be. I am pretty happy with the color of them though. I have heard that smoking can turn your teeth yellow but I don't smoke. I try to brush my teeth with baking soda sometimes. If you are worried about your teeth getting yellow maybe you should try to brush them with baking soda.
@athinapie (1151)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
oh okay... i heard that baking soda works... i could try that... but my teeth aren't really that yellow though...
@rexiemay (402)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
i think that the stains we have on our teeth, we get it from everything that we put into our mouth meaning it is caused by the drinks and all foods we eat and not only through sweets. genes also has something to do with it. so dont worry. teeth stains are unavoidable but you can try to do some measures to prevent it such as good oral hygiene and teeth whiteners sold at groceries.thank you.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
23 Apr 08
sweets can definitely cause cavities but I've never heard of them turning teeth yellow. I know smoking and beverages turn teeth yellow though. Of course, brushing after eating and having a good overall diet helps teeth stay healthy and white.
@anujain75 (1069)
• India
15 Apr 08
i think eating two many sweets have no role in staining teeth yellow.if one cleanshisor her teeth regularly then staining of teeth can be prevented.i heard excess drinking of tea or coffee makes teeth yellow.definitely heredity is another reason
@nanayangel (7859)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
Hi there athinapie!Well, I'm not really sure. I love sweets too. I guess if you love sweets and you eat them alot, you have to take extra care of your teeth. Like brushing your teeth three times a day and going to the dentist and have your teeth cleaned and checked regularly.
@taylor96 (46)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I work as a dental assistant and candy does not turn your teeth yellow in color. But if you have not had your teeth cleaned in awhile your teeth will start to stain. Things that cause yellowing are smoking,tea,coffe and soda. Those are what you have to worry about as far as your teeth turning yellow goes. See Yah! Jen
• United States
14 Apr 08
I actually am a sugar fan myself. So we should start a club or something but my teeth haven't really gotten yellow. Although I am not eating as much sweets as before but I am still eating them. But my teeth are pretty white, I mean they are not as white as I would like them to be like the celebrities in movies and stuff. But they haven't turned yellow even after many years of stuffing myself with sugar.
• United States
14 Apr 08
I know that eating too many sweets can be bad for your teeth yes. I am not sure about it yellowing them but I can definetly see that happening.