It does not discolor your teeth. Although I do not advocate using Sharpies on your teeth, they can be removed with rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip. To be sure, try it on one of your back teeth first. You should be able to remove all the ink with no more than three or four strokes.
However, if you get any on your lips, it will stain them permanently.
This is because the pigment in Sharpies is close to that found in black-and-white pencils. When you color in someone's face with a black-and-white pencil, you are staining their skin. When you use Sharpies, you are doing the same thing to your lips. They will need to be colored again before more damage occurs.
The best way to avoid staining your teeth is by brushing and flossing regularly. This will help remove any debris or food particles that may find their way into your mouth. If you do happen to mark your teeth with Sharpies, just be sure to clean up any leftover ink.
The usual rule is that if anything can stain your skin or clothes, it will most likely stain your teeth as well. Dark liquids such as tea, coffee, soda, red wine, grape juice, and cranberry juice are typical offenders. The more acidic the beverage, the faster it will cause damage to your tooth enamel. As soon as you drink something acidic, you should use a mild soap and water rinse to wash away the acidity. This will help reduce the chance of developing dental problems down the road.
Grape soda may look like another innocent-sounding drink that can cause harm to your teeth, but it actually contains a lot of sugar! Each glass contains five grams of sugar, which is almost half your daily limit if you follow the American Diabetes Association's guidelines for safe drinking levels. Drinking too much sugar can lead to tooth decay and other health issues associated with being overweight. It is not recommended to drink grape soda regularly because of its high amount of acid and sugar content; however, one glass does not hurt your teeth.
If you are concerned about your tooth enamel, try using a mild liquid soap instead of a commercial product when washing your mouth out after drinking certain beverages. This will help remove any harmful acids from your teeth.
Drinking grape soda may seem harmless, but it can cause serious long-term effects if consumed frequently.
What foods and beverages can discolor your teeth?
Berries and fruits Blueberries, blackberries, cherries, pomegranates, and other colorful fruits have the potential to discolor teeth. Juices and pies produced from them can also be consumed. White grapes and white cranberries, for example, are less likely to stain. However, they contain acid, which can damage or weaken your enamel. The more acidic your food is, the faster it will cause staining. As a rule of thumb, the darker the fruit or vegetable, the more pigment it contains that can migrate into your tooth enamel.
Fruits and vegetables that contain high levels of vitamin C help protect your teeth against stains caused by acid foods. Vitamin C helps remove toxins from the body including heavy metals like mercury and arsenic. It also plays a role in the formation of collagen, which keeps your skin smooth and firm.
The best defense against fruit-induced staining is not to eat any acid foods. This means no tomatoes, vinegar, or citrus fruits. Avoid brushing your teeth right after eating fruit as the acid may still be present in your mouth. Instead, wait at least an hour before brushing.
If you do stain your teeth, use a gentle toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. Make sure to brush vigorously back and forth across the surface of your teeth rather than just moving up and down. This will remove any debris that might be causing irritation to your gums. Also, try not to eat any hard candy or chewing gum for a few hours after cleaning your teeth.