Recently, we discussed why tooth discoloration happens. One of the culprits is the colored beverages that we drink, including red wine and coffee. It’s hard to part from the things that we enjoy. Many people feel as if they can’t start their day without a cup of coffee. While many people love this caffeinated (and decaffeinated) beverage, the truth of the matter is that it can leave a yellow hue behind because of the tannins in it. So, the question becomes, how can you minimize tooth discoloration and still bask in a good cup of joe? We have the answer.
How to Remove Coffee Stains
One of our dentists can remove them during your bi-annual dental cleaning. Some home remedies may work. Try brushing your teeth twice a month with baking soda. Also, raw fruits and veggies contain fibers that help keep your teeth clean because they break down bacteria.
More Things That You Should Know About Coffee
No other drink is better than water. Many beverages such as coffee, soda, or sugary fruit juices can lead to tooth and enamel erosion, especially if you don’t drink enough water to flush out bacteria. Another damaging effect of coffee is that it can cause halitosis or bad breath because it sticks on the tongue. If you want to avoid these issues, eat food before you drink coffee. Also, use a tongue scraper and brush your teeth, if possible, after drinking coffee.
The Ultimate Rules of Thumb That Can Protect You From Severe Tooth Discoloration
- Maintain Regular Brushing; Wait 30 Minutes After Drinking a Cup
- Drink Coffee in Moderation; No More Than 2 Cups a Day
- Keep Up With Your Visits to Catonsville Dental Care
- Drink Plenty of Water Throughout the Day
- Get Your Teeth Professionally Whitened By Us
- Try Using a Straw
- Use an Electric Toothbrush
What you want to walk away with after reading this content is that you should think about the foods and beverages you consume. We’re not advising you to never indulge in the foods you love, but we will say that enjoying one cup of coffee a day or a few cups a week is much better than having three cups every day. If you’re feeling tired, there is no better remedy than getting enough sleep.
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr,Twitter,and YouTube.