Autumn is upon us – a beautiful time, filled with hot apple cider, pumpkin carving and, of course, pumpkin spiced lattes and other fall-flavored coffee. With the days getting shorter, many of us turn to coffee to keep our bodies awake and alert. One of the drawbacks of all this coffee, though, is that it can cause stains on your teeth.
Coffee stains the teeth in a fairly noticeable way. Your teeth are not smooth and flat like they look like in the mirror. Rather, your teeth contain a ton of tiny little pits or divots. As you consume coffee, the dark coffee particles find a home in these pits and cracks between teeth. Failure to properly brush and clean your teeth could potentially result in long-term stains. But there are several options to prevent these stains! Here are a couple of tips to prevent coffee stains in your teeth:
First and foremost, after you consume a cup of coffee or two, go brush your teeth. As you Brushing will prevent the stains from building up and sitting for any length of time, which can prevent them from forming in the first place.
Second, consider having your teeth whitened at your next dental appointment. Whitening your teeth is a great way to keep them looking bright and clean while protecting your enamel, which helps to block various stains.
Talk to Your Dentist
Third – and most important – talk to your dental professional. We’ve seen many different cases and issues with coffee stains and other discoloration of teeth before, and we can recommend a proper course of action.
If you are looking for a solution for your coffee-stained teeth, contact Genesee Dental. Ask us about our tooth whitening and other cosmetic dental services, including free whitening for life! Call us today at 585-343-1113 or schedule your next appointment online now.