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Keeping your smile white and bright isn’t the easiest thing to do. Many of us consume food or drink on a daily basis that actively works to stain our teeth. One of those is coffee.

While it may be hard to hear, the truth is that coffee does stain your teeth. Today we’ll take a look at how it does that, as well as ways to avoid coffee stains if you don’t think you can quit coffee completely.

How does it stain my teeth?

Teeth stains come about when your enamel captures particles of food and drink. While your enamel is actually the hardest substance in your body, and plays a huge role in protecting your teeth, it does have tiny ridges and pits that catch bits of food. This is why brushing daily is so important to your oral health.

How can I stop it?

After knowing that the enamel on your teeth catches particles of food that actively stain your teeth, you’re likely thinking it’s not possible to still enjoy coffee and keep your smile white a beautiful.

Well, we have some good news.

If you switch from sipping a cup of coffee throughout the morning, and instead drink it quickly (within a half-hour of getting your mug filled) and then brush immediately after, you’ll be able to easily remove the deposits that stain your teeth. This may seem like a bit more work than it’s worth, but it’s your best option to keep your teeth white and still enjoy your coffee.

If you have any other questions about keeping your teeth white, call us today at 270.282.0909.