The Facts About Coffee and Your Teeth

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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.

Drinking coffee could lead to stained teeth—and cleaning your teeth at home might not stop your teeth from yellowing. If your teeth are stained because you’ve been drinking coffee, you might want to consider whitening your teeth. You could choose to buy your whitening kit from the store, but this type of whitening doesn’t yield results as quickly, is less comfortable, and could lead to serious problems. If you visit our team, we’ll be able to supervise your whitening and help you get results you’ll be happy with.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can care for your teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Northwest Dental Associates at 541-779-3993. Dr. Bryan and Dr. Davis and our team will gladly examine your teeth and offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon!