Tips To Prevent Stained Teeth From Coffee and Red Wine
Love starting the day with a cup of coffee and ending it with a glass of red wine? Well then, you may have noticed over time the staining it’s causing on your teeth. If giving up your favourite beverage isn’t an option, prevent stained teeth from coffee and wine by following these 4 simple tips below!
Coffee and red wine can stain your teeth over time, causing them to appear yellow or even a light brown. By following these easy tips, you will be on your way to a healthier, brighter smile.
1. Drink With A Straw
Your drink cannot stain your teeth if it never actually touches your teeth. You might think that you do not exactly swish the coffee around your mouth as it is, but if you are drinking from a cup, it is likely that the coffee is washing over your teeth, especially the teeth in the front of your mouth, before you actually swallow that coffee.
Drinking your coffee through a straw is a good way to drink coffee without it ever actually touching your teeth. Drinking hot coffee through a straw might seem strange at first, but if you are trying to prevent staining on your teeth, this is definitely one of the very best ways.
2. Brush Your Teeth 30 Minutes After Consumption
Many people believe the trick to keeping your teeth white after indulging in some coffee or red wine is to brush immediately after consumption. This can actually be harmful to your teeth.
When you eat or drink, especially acidic items, your enamel weakens and brushing your teeth immediately after harms the already weakened enamel. Unfortunately, once your enamel is gone, there is no way to get it back.
To avoid staining after having dark food and drinks, brush your teeth 30 minutes to an hour after eating or drinking. This will protect your enamel while still allowing you to keep your teeth white.
3. Visit Your Dentist Regularly
It is not enough to just brush and floss at home. Visiting your dentist regularly is essential to maintaining a healthy mouth. When you visit every 6-months, the hygienist thoroughly cleans your teeth and polishes surface stains, helping maintain whiter, brighter teeth. We recommend getting a professional cleaning before any whitening treatments as you may already become satisfied with how much brighter your smile looks after a cleaning.
4. Get Whitening Treatment
In some cases, brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste and receiving regular dental cleanings may not be enough to eliminate your set-in stains.
Undergoing a professional whitening treatment may be what you need to achieve your ideal smile. At Venus Dental Care, we offer ZOOM! Teeth Whitening which immediately eliminates stubborn coffee and wine stains. With ZOOM! Teeth Whitening, you can feel more confident about your smile.
Results from the in-office treatment should last 12 to 18 months. To maintain your results from your teeth-whitening treatment, you should still brush your teeth after eating and drinking and visit your dentist twice a year.
Click here to schedule a professional cleaning or ZOOM! Teeth Whitening appointment today. If you’d like to learn more about these procedures, please don’t hesitate to call our team at 905-451-5999 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect with Team Venus on Social Media
Connect with us to receive oral health care tips, tricks and the latest offers and advancements at Venus Dental Care. We look forward to seeing your beautiful smiles!
We are active on the following social media platforms:
Psst…! We hope you enjoyed reading the Venus Dental Care blog and learned something new to enhance your oral health. Our team works very hard to provide you quality dental care, and insightful blog posts, we would really appreciate if you could leave us a review on Google.