Coffee Drinkers Unite: 3 Dental Tips for the Coffee Drinker
With the recent release of the hit series Gilmore Girls on Netflix, coffee drinkers united across the country for just one more cup of coffee. As an all-natural way to give you the caffeine boost and energy you need to make it through the day, coffee is not only delicious, but it’s addicting too. And as one of the leading culprits of nasty, stained teeth, it can make your smile look a whole lot dingier than you may expect. If you are like a Gilmore and can’t give up your coffee, try these three tips to help keep your teeth white. Read on to learn more.
Drink It With Water
The color of coffee cannot only damage your teeth but the acidic nature in it can as well. To break down the acidity and the stain causing elements, try drinking your coffee with a cup of water on the side. Water is not only healthy for your teeth, but it will work to wipe the coffee off of them as well.
Brush After Every Cup
This step might sound a bit impossible for coffee drinkers who drink at work, but it’s one of the most valuable tips. By brushing your teeth after every cup of coffee, you are lowering the amount of contact time the coffee has with your teeth— cutting down on its ability to stain them. Whether you drink coffee from the comfort of your home, car, or office, consider carrying around a travel toothbrush and toothpaste with you.
Another great way to protect your teeth from coffee stains and acidity? Try chewing sugarless gum after you drink it. Gum will not only freshen your breath— can you say, “coffee breath?”– but it also works to increase your mouth’s natural production of saliva, which works to wash away plaque and tartar on your teeth.
You don’t have to completely give up on coffee to have white, healthy teeth. Try using the tips above to help enhance your smile and make you look like a million bucks. To learn more about dental tips, contact Centennial Dental Center today!