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May 24th, 2023

How to Protect Your Teeth From Wine and Coffee Stains

Are you a wine connoisseur or an avid coffee lover? While indulging in these delightful beverages can be a pleasurable experience, they can also leave an unwanted mark on your smile—stains on your teeth. 

You can see your dentist for teeth whitening or to discuss how cosmetic dentistry can help. There are effective measures to protect your teeth from wine and coffee stains so you can enjoy your favourite drinks while preserving a radiant smile.

Franklin Dental is here to give you tips and techniques to protect your teeth from wine and coffee stains. 

Drink Plenty of Water! 

Drink water alongside your beverages: Sipping water while consuming wine or coffee can help wash away the pigments and reduce their contact with your teeth. It also helps to keep you hydrated and dilute any staining components.

After drinking wine or coffee, swish some water around your mouth to help wash away the pigments from your teeth. It's a simple and effective way to reduce staining.

Limit Your Consumption 

If you are a wine or coffee lover, this is the tip you probably won’t want to hear, but it is essential. Reducing your intake of wine and coffee can significantly minimize the risk of stains. Try to consume these beverages in moderation and consider alternatives such as herbal tea or other less-staining options. 

Brush Your Teeth Regularly 

Brush your teeth regularly: Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, especially after consuming staining beverages, can help prevent stains from setting in. Use a good toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to remove any surface stains.

Whitening Toothpaste

Consider using a whitening toothpaste that specifically targets stains to help keep your teeth looking brighter. These toothpaste products contain mild abrasives that can remove surface stains over time. 

Teeth Whitening and Cosmetic Dentistry

Booking an appointment for professional teeth whitening treatments can help restore their natural colour if you already have significant stains on your teeth. Consult with one of our dentist to determine the best whitening option for you.

Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of techniques to combat wine and coffee stains, allowing you to achieve a brighter, more confident smile. During your appointment with one of our dentists, you can explore the options best suited to your needs and achieve the smile transformation you desire.

Franklin Dental offers a free whitening with any new patient exam and cleaning or recall exam and cleaning for all our patients! Get in touch with us at 780-790-0088. 

Blog posts from Franklin Dental are for general information only. The content should not be considered medical advice. If you are in need of professional medical advice or assistance, please reach out to your local doctor or clinic.

 

Dr. Gurshant

Medically reviewed by Dr. Gurshant Grewal - a registered dentist on May 24th, 2023

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