Food and Drink stain your teeth every day

effects of coffee stains

Did you Know?

Tea, Coffee,Wine, Strawberries.Cherries,Tomatto sauce - and even Chocolate - can stain your teeth!

Coffee and tea stains occur when tannins in both of them build up on tooth enamel. Tannins are organic substances found in plants. Tannins in coffee, tea and even wine can lead to stains on teeth. Black teas and dark coffees are the biggest culprits when it comes to teas. In fact, some black teas can even cause more tooth discoloration than coffee!

You don’t have to stop drinking tea to avoid brown stains on teeth. Adding milk to your tea or drinking with a straw can help as well as rinsing or drinking water after. You can also steep your tea for a little less time to lighten it up a bit. Good oral hygiene can help reduce stained teeth, but that isn’t always enough. You have many options to improve the appearance of coffee stained teeth:

A dentist can clean your teeth using light treatment or a peroxide solution. you will be guided by a professional.

We can help you  Call our office at 703-992-7778 today.

 

 

Author
Dr Heggade DDS

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