Coffee beans contain compounds known as tannins, a type of water-degradable polyphenol. The tannins in coffee makes it easier for chromogen pigments to adhere to the teeth, resulting in a yellowish look. The good news is that you can prevent coffee from discoloring your teeth by adhering to a few simple tips:
Use a Straw
Using a straw when drinking coffee is the easiest way to prevent stains on your teeth. Bypassing your teeth with a straw, the coffee lowers the possibility of contact.
Brush Your Teeth After Drinking
When you’ve finished your last cup of coffee for the day, clean your teeth quickly to help remove the tannin buildup.
Rinse Your Teeth With Water
If you cannot clean your teeth after drinking coffee, you should rinse your mouth with water. The tannins will be washed away, and the accumulation will be lessened.
Schedule a Regular Dental Cleaning
Regular dental cleanings help keep the enamel healthy and reduce the risk of staining by removing plaque accumulation and surface stains.
In order to help prevent coffee stains, brushing your teeth twice a day reduces extra buildup. As previously noted, routine dental cleanings frequently suffice to eliminate coffee stains. However, if your teeth are severely stained, you should talk to your Miami dentist about teeth whitening procedures or veneers to restore your smile’s brilliance.
To learn more about the benefits of holistic dentistry in Miami and how to create healthy habits for a healthier you, please visit Assure a Smile online or call our friendly front desk at 305-723-9589.