April 23, 2021 4 min read
Do you love coffee? Don’t worry! There are many health benefits of coffee. As we know a fresh cup of coffee in the morning makes it easier to get out of bed.
Even things we love can have their downsides. Although coffee may give you an extra boost of energy, it can be detrimental to your teeth. You may notice that your teeth don’t look as bright if you have been drinking too much coffee.
Because coffee contains tannins, it contributes to the taste of coffee and can stain teeth. Tannins
can be used to dye linen and cotton so it’s not surprising that they can alter the color of your pearly whites.
Yellow, ugly teeth primarily come from two things: one, staining from foods, drinks and smoking and two, from the erosion and thinning of your enamel which exposes the yellowish inner tooth.
Another reason, less common, is from exposure to certain chemicals or from taking medications such as tetracycline.
If your teeth are already pretty yellow or dull, you will likely have to consider professional whitening.
But whether it be coffee, wine, or just some yummy berries there are ways to lessen the damage, and protect your enamel. After all, it is important that you keep your smile bright, white and healthy for years to come!
This is one of the easiest ways to avoid teeth staining because it helps cleanse your mouth and keeps food particles away from your teeth as well. This will also keep you hydrated, so important for promoting healthy saliva production–preventing a dry mouth and helping to keep your teeth healthy.
A dry mouth is a great environment for bacteria to grow and contributes to plaque development, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Did you know that when you brush, you are only cleaning about 40% of your teeth?
Everyone should floss at least once a day, reaching the hard-to-reach parts of the teeth that cannot be easily cleaned by a toothbrush. This is a great way to keep the bacteria from building up on your teeth and causing discoloration over time due to enamel erosion.
Interesting fact, did you know that the main reason you floss is to disrupt the bacterial growth cycle, not to remove food particles?
Is there any way to reduce staining? Is it true that drinking coffee with straws will keep your teeth as
white and bright as possible? Dentists often argue that you should be able to taste the drink before it touches your teeth. This is true. However, if you drink any dark substance through a straw, the beverage will not contact your teeth. Therefore, they will stainless.
The stains will still be visible on the back teeth and molars. They will still need to be looked after, even though they aren’t as obvious from a cosmetic standpoint.
You can also purchase straws and keep them with you wherever you go. It will help you stay consistent with your practice. Coffee is just one part of the iceberg.
You can stain your teeth with red wine, red wine, tomatoes, tomato sauce, curry, cherry sauce, and beets. It’s important to know about other ways to avoid staining your teeth.
Brushing with Hydroxyapatite Toothpaste helps get rid of all those leftover bits that would otherwise end up on your teeth in between meals and contribute to them turning yellow over time.
But your mouth can turn acidic after eating and the acids can soften your enamel. In this softened state, brushing can actually be destructive to your enamel. It is best to just rinse with water after eating and wait at least 30 minutes before brushing. This gives your saliva a chance to balance out the acids and restore minerals to your enamel.
It is best to rinse with plain water. You can even add some salt or baking soda for a healthier rinse.
We also recommend using our Essential Oils for Bad Breath right after eating. This is an EXCELLENT way to inhibit the acid-producing bacteria and stimulate saliva flow… plus it is easier than brushing!
Check out one of our blogs to Find out more about when and when not to brush your teeth.
Good oral hygiene is essential to maintain a beautiful smile. These are some tips to maintain a healthy smile.