Coffee is an extremely popular beverage, but did you know that it’s also responsible for many stained teeth? Coffee can get stuck to your enamel, making it extremely difficult to remove with your toothbrush. Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider doing if you’re interested in enjoying your coffee and keeping your teeth white.
For instance, you could choose coffee with 100% Arabica beans. This type of coffee has less of the staining polyphenols and less caffeine than other types of coffee. You should also try to keep your exposure to coffee to a minimum. Aside from limiting the amount of coffee you drink, you can drink coffee through a straw, especially if you sip coffee throughout your day. Doing so will allow your coffee to bypass your teeth. Adding milk to your coffee can also help you prevent stains.
Of course, if your teeth are stained—whether by coffee or another issue—there are a number of treatment options you could consider. You could choose to simply whiten your teeth at home, but this may not be the most efficient choice. An at-home whitening kit could also take weeks to yield results. Conversely, if you visit our team for teeth whitening, we’ll be able to help you get results quickly.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we can care for your teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact David A. Browne, DDS, PC at 815-344-6811. Dr. David A. Browne and our team will gladly examine your teeth and offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon!