For so many of us, coffee is one of the most important parts of the morning routine So, here are a few tips for our coffee drinkers. The aroma, taste, and warmth wake your senses. The downside for coffee lovers is the concern over the stains left behind on the pearly whites. And don’t be fooled that adding cream to your coffee helps prevent staining. Many assume the lighter the coffee, the less of an impact to the discoloration of your teeth. Right? WRONG. This just creates a bigger problem for the health of your mouth as a whole. The more cream and sugar you add to your coffee, the more plaque that’s going to end up on your teeth, worsening your enamel and allowing for more stains.

Staining is something that is inevitable when it comes to most drinks that aren’t plain water and especially true of coffee. Here are a few ways you can help prevent coffee from staining your teeth.

Rinse Your Mouth Out After Your Morning Coffee

If you can’t get to a toothbrush, grab a bottle of water and swish!  When you’re finished with that delicious cup of Joe, make sure to rinse out your mouth. This is an extremely easy task that can save the face (literally) of your teeth.

Brush Those Teeth

The ultimate way to prevent your teeth from falling victim to those horrible stains—brushing your teeth! It’s something you have to do twice a day regardless of your drinking habits. Make sure when you finish your cup of coffee you grab that toothbrush to get all the stains off of your teeth before it’s permanent.

Teeth Whitening

For those who are already seeing the negative effects of teeth stains, there are some ways to reverse the damage. Professional whitening techniques can reverse the yellowing and restore a white brilliance to your teeth.

Keep Up with Your Dental Visits

Mark your calendars, because keeping up with those bi-annual dental appointments is very important for those pesky stains. Dentists are the experts. They know how to clean your teeth properly and give you advice on oral hygiene. We’ll help you decide what will work best for your teeth and how you can benefit from different products.  

If you have further questions, please contact the office of Terry Bass DDS, by calling 405-848-7780 or filling out our online form today. We serve clients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, and Lawton, Oklahoma.