Does Tea, Coffee, And Wine Stain Your Teeth?

Mornings are pretty tough. For the smooth transition from being in a deep slumber to be fully awake, we count on our freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee. However, the daily morning beverage drinking ritual can eventually cause the wear and tear of your natural white teeth. Even the wine that you drink is not an ideal drink if you wish to flash your bright pearly whites. Wine is acidic and has plenty of tannins which stick to your teeth swiftly and leaves stains on it.

Now, what do we mean by tannin? Tannins are basically found in all types of food and beverages. It is an anti-oxidant which is also known as tannic acid, which is a naturally occurring vegetable dye. It can quickly get fixed on our teeth and can lead to the yellowish discoloration of your natural teeth. Basically, the more the tannins in the foods or beverages you consume, the greater the chances of stains on your teeth.

Following are certain simple tips to have a bright smile.

  • Swish some water in your mouth after drinking staining beverages

  • You can use a straw to drink so that there is minimum contact between your teeth and drinks.

  • Floss daily to remove plaque and stains.

  • Brew light coffee and you can add a little amount of milk in it.

  • You can shift from black tea bags to green ones.

Stains can be pesky, that doesn’t mean you have to stop drinking your favorite beverages, you just have to consume in moderation and take preventive measures when you do. If you still are not happy and comfortable with the color of your teeth, you can make an appointment at +1 (403) 252 7733 and consult with the dentists at Expressions Dental™ Clinic in Calgary.

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