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Order cheese with your wineWe all know the usual suspects that stain your teeth -- soda, coffee, and red wine. But did you know that white wine can actually lead to more staining than that glass of red? "White wines are more acidic than red, which disintegrates the calcium in your teeth more quickly, making teeth more porous and more susceptible to staining," says New York City-based dentist, Laura Torrado, DDS. So stick with the reds and the next time you're at a tasting, take a bite of cheese before you sip on your pinot grigio. Torrado says the calcium in the cheese will create a film over your teeth, preventing any erosion from the wine's acidity.