How To Continue To Drink Coffee Without Staining Your Teeth
Posted on 10/19/2020 by Watermark Dentistry
|Considering over 40 million cups of coffee are consumed per day in America, it's a good guess many of us have a love affair with coffee. The downside is, coffee can leave unsightly stains on our teeth. So how are we to continue savoring our cups of java and still keep our smile sparkly and bright? Thankfully, there are ways you can continue to drink coffee without staining your teeth.
Tips to Have Your Coffee and Drink It Too (Without Staining Your Teeth)
If you are unwilling to sacrifice your sparkling smile for a cup of coffee, there are a few tricks we have for you that can help you avoid coffee stains on your teeth. One tip is to add milk or cream to your coffee. Milk has a way of neutralizing the corrosive effects coffee has on enamel and can help prevent stains. It might sound odd, but you can also avoid stains by drinking your coffee through a straw.
The most effective way to continue to drink coffee without staining your teeth is to practice regular oral hygiene practices. This means your best bet to prevent stains is to brush your teeth immediately after you have your coffee. You can even take extra precautions against stains by using a teeth whitening toothpaste when you brush your teeth. Flossing and using mouthwash are both beneficial for keeping stains at bay while you enjoy your cups of coffee.
Taking care of your teeth doesn't mean you have to give up all the things you love. We understand there are some luxuries you just can't live without. This is why we have plenty of information available to you that can help maintain your beautiful smile. If you want to know more about how to continue to drink coffee without staining your teeth or anything about your dental hygiene, just give Watermark Dentistry a call at (253) 652-0022 to schedule an exam. Our dental experts are happy to help you with any aspect of your oral health.