Coffee is an extremely popular beverage, but did you know that it’s also responsible for many stained teeth? Coffee can get stuck to your enamel, making it extremely difficult to remove with your toothbrush. Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider doing if you’re interested in enjoying your coffee and keeping your teeth white.
For instance, you could choose coffee with 100% Arabica beans. This type of coffee has less of the staining polyphenols and less caffeine than other types of coffee. You should also try to keep your exposure to coffee to a minimum. Aside from limiting the amount of coffee you drink, you can drink coffee through a straw, especially if you sip coffee throughout your day. Doing so will allow your coffee to bypass your teeth. Adding milk to your coffee can also help you prevent stains.
If your drink coffee regularly, simple brushing may not be enough to prevent staining. However, a dental professional can help you clean your teeth thoroughly, and teeth whitening can lighten the shade of your teeth. However, if you choose a whitening kit, we recommend visiting our dentist instead of using an at-home whitening kit. Visiting our dentist can lead to better results.
Please feel free to contact our team at Cardwell Family Dentistry by contacting us at 828-631-3567 if you’re interested in improving the luster of your teeth—or if you’d like more information on avoiding stains caused by coffee. We’ll be glad to address any of your concerns, examine the health of your teeth, and offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you.