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Love Coffee? Here’s How to Keep Your Teeth White

Couple drinking coffee outside.

Love coffee? We don’t blame you. There’s just something about brewing a fresh, hot cup in the morning that makes getting out of bed a little easier.

But even things we love have their downfalls. Coffee may be great for putting extra pep in your step, but it’s not so nice to your teeth. In fact, if you drink too much coffee, you’ve likely noticed that your teeth aren’t as bright as they used to be.

That’s because coffee is full of tannins, which contributes to the taste and is also responsible for staining teeth. In fact, tannins are sometimes used in dyes for linen and cotton, so it’s no wonder why they’re able to change the [color] of your pearly whites.

Here are a few tips for keeping your smile bright after a cup of java.

1. Brush your teeth or rinse your mouth after drinking coffee. This can help get rid of leftover tannins on your teeth.

2. Sip coffee through a straw. This helps keep the liquid from touching your front teeth, stopping stains from happening in the first place.

3. Use a whitening toothpaste designed to gently remove surface stains. At your next visit, feel free to ask us for a recommendation.

4. Contact us to schedule a whitening session. Just one visit to our practice can brighten your teeth several shades!

Have additional questions about teeth whitening? We’re here to address any concerns you have. Simply give our practice a call to learn more.

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