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Pour Out the Truth about what Causes Stained Teeth

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If a look in the mirror makes you wonder what stains teeth, it may surprise you to learn that your drinks are causing this darkness. See which drinks are dangerous to the whiteness of your smile.

Come Out of the Dark about Dark Drinks

Face the fact that the drink choices you make most of the time are what stains teeth the most. Red wine, coffee, and tea can leave your teeth dark and discolored with every single sip.

Red Wine is a Red-Letter Cause of Tooth Discoloration

While red wine may be good for your heart, it’s bad for your smile because it leaves serious stains on teeth. Plus, wine is highly acidic and these acids can erode your smooth tooth enamel, which causes teeth to accept more stains from other foods and drinks. And don’t think that white wine is safe for your smile because it’s practically colorless. It also contains the acids that make stains cling to teeth.

A Wake-up Call about Coffee and Stained Teeth

For millions of people, a black cup of coffee is a wonderful way to wake up, but they need to wake up about how much it is darkening their teeth. Unfortunately, lightening coffee with cream or milk doesn’t lighten the amount of staining it causes. Coffee retains the same pigments and acids no matter how light you like it.

Tea Brews up Tooth Discoloration

The light brown shade of tea convinces many people that it’s less likely to lead to stained teeth than dark coffee. But tea is actually more likely to stain your teeth. See, tea contains a greater amount of tannins, which bind to the teeth and hold on to stains.

Ways to Safely Sip on Darker Drinks

Dentists agree that the best way to prevent stains is to avoid these darker drinks, but many people love them too much to completely give them up. To enjoy these drinks occasionally and reduce your risk of tooth discoloration, follow these simple tips:

  • Regularly brush and floss your teeth to reduce the stains and plaque that build up on a daily basis.
  • Drink dark beverages only at certain times of the day, since drinking them all day long can cause a higher chance of stains.
  • After finishing a dark drink, immediately rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth to cleanse away the pigments that darken your white teeth.
  • Get regular professional check-ups and cleanings so your dentist can remove and polish away stains.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Sarasota, call Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota today at (941) 306-1818 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Sarasota. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota.

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