Coffee & Tea Lover Forever: Keeping Your Teeth Stain-Free

Teeth with StainLet’s say you are the type of person whose day won’t get going without a cup of coffee, or maybe, the type of person who can’t go to sleep without having a pot of tea while contemplating. It’s all well and good; this is how you live your life and these beverages have been a part of your daily routine. But one day, you wake up to see your teeth in the mirror — lo and behold; a horrible sight — stained teeth!

How does one deal with this problem? Teeth whitening treatment is one possible course of action.

Denchic.com says the growing need for whiter teeth stems from problems such as stained teeth. It can make a person self-conscious and hinder his jolly disposition in such a way that he holds back from smiling. There are various whitening treatments and solutions available to remedy and improve the look of a person’s smile.

So, let’s say that the stains have been undone, your teeth are whiter and stain-free, and now you’ve returned to your coffee and tea drinking ways. Preventative measures are your best bet in keeping your teeth good as new.

Here are a few tips on how to maintain your habit, but without the stains:

  • Sip your drink through a straw as it lessens the exposure of tooth enamel to caffeine or tannin. These are the staining agents that damage biofilm, a layer of bacteria that covers the teeth and gums.
  • Have a glass of water with your cup of coffee or tea. Consuming a mouthful of water after every sip dilutes the coffee or tea and washes away sugar and acids. This will minimise staining and buildup of bacteria.
  • Brush your teeth with baking soda. The teeth whitening and plaque removal properties of baking soda aids in removing plaque deposits in a person’s teeth. Plaque deposits cause tooth decay, but brushing with baking soda improves dental health and appearance.

Noting these tips, another essential thing to always keep in mind is the adage, ‘Everything in moderation’. Drinking coffee and tea on a daily basis is okay to some extent, but maintain a balance and don’t guzzle them down as if these beverages were water.