Cheers to a happy and healthy smile
Whilst you might smile at the thought of your morning coffee or a drink after work, you might want to know the facts about how some drinks can stain your teeth.
Coffee and Tea
Many of us start the day with a cup of tea or coffee, but did you know that over time your daily tea and/or coffee might leave their mark? Tea and coffee can leave very noticeable stains on your teeth, and your white smile might become a lot duller.
Make sure you drink some water after you finish your tea or coffee to essentially rinse your mouth. Changing your habits can make a big difference to your smile.
When something is too good to be true, it usually is. Recently people have been excited to hear the doctor actually recommending a glass of red wine a day for adults; research has shown that a small quantity of red wine regularly can be good for you, but your teeth may disagree.
Red wine is acidic, which can weaken the enamel of your teeth, leaving them porous and prone to staining from the deep red merlot that you’re enjoying.
What can you do?
See the dentist regularly for a professional clean, and ensure you brush and floss at least twice daily to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You can also reduce the risk and extent of teeth staining by drinking water in-between your wines, not only are you staying hydrated, you can stop the build up of wine on your teeth, it’s a win: win, and you’ll thank yourself for it the next morning.
You might be worried about red wine staining your teeth, so you opt for a white wine instead, but you’d be mistaken.
Whilst red wine is acidic, white wine is even more so. It’s the acid in wine that attacks your teeth, and with white wine having a higher acidity content it wears away at the tooth’s enamel, leaving them open to staining and decay.
Again, brush your teeth at least thirty minutes prior to drinking when possible, and have some water in-between your wines, staying hydrated has so many benefits.
Ask Your Local Dentist in Brisbane
If you’re a little concerned, talk to your dentist. Dentists are humans’ too, and we love our morning coffee, but with some awareness, great oral hygiene, and some simple hints and tips, you can indulge a little without losing your bright white smile.
If you are worried about staining on your teeth, book an appointment to see our dentists about our safe and effective teeth whitening service.
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