Posted on 9/20/2019 by Louis Taglia Jr. DDS
|Our teeth stain for any number of reasons, including the food and drink we consume, and any medication we take. The stains on teeth are merely superficial or they can be below the tooth enamel. Superficial teeth stains remain on the surface of the tooth.
Both types stain the teeth and can permanently discolor your teeth. Many of our favorite drinks including coffee, juice, wine, and especially tea, cause stains on your teeth. Limiting your intake of these drinks can be extremely beneficial to your overall and oral health. Our Dentists have the ability to educate you on the specific effects these drinks have and how best to avoid tooth discoloration and erosion of your tooth enamel.
Spilling The Tea on Tea
Believe it or not, tea is worse for your teeth than coffee. Surprised? Many people are as they sip tea unaware throughout the day, without so much as a thought to the damage it's causing their teeth. Tea contains tannins, which are a brown or yellow type of organic substance found commonly in tea and various other foods to enhance color and sometimes the quality of flavor.
Coffee, white wine, rich in acids, dark soda pop, and dark juices are all culprits of stripping away your enamel which protects your teeth from stains. Removing them can be as easy as scheduling an appointment with one of our dentists so we can discuss proper treatment options during our confidential consultation. In the meantime, here's how you can combat teeth stains in between your office visits.
How to Remove Teeth Stains
The important thing to remember when fighting stains on your teeth is the prevention. Avoid allowing stains to develop in your teeth by limiting the number of beverages we mentioned earlier, avoid brushing your teeth immediately after you have had a beverage with a lot of acid. Think orange juice or soda pop.
Chew gum that is sugar free to keep saliva production levels up and rinse your mouth out with warm water after you do consume any of these beverages. We are more than happy to help you get on the path to restoring your beautiful smile. Contact us today for the best professional advice on teeth whitening.