Coffee and Your Teeth

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Did you know that drinking coffee can actually have a negative impact on the health of your pearly whites? Sadly, brushing your teeth may not be enough to remove this problem because coffee sticks to your enamel and is difficult to clean off with a toothbrush. Still, there are a few things you can consider doing to mitigate the negative effects of this popular drink.

For instance, you could choose coffee with 100% Arabica beans. This type of coffee has less of the staining polyphenols and less caffeine than other types of coffee. You should also try to keep your exposure to coffee to a minimum. Aside from limiting the amount of coffee you drink, you can drink coffee through a straw, especially if you sip coffee throughout your day. Doing so will allow your coffee to bypass your teeth. Adding milk to your coffee can also help you prevent stains.

If your drink coffee regularly, simple brushing may not be enough to prevent staining. However, a dental professional can help you clean your teeth thoroughly, and teeth whitening can lighten the shade of your teeth. However, if you choose a whitening kit, we recommend visiting our dentist instead of using an at-home whitening kit. Visiting our dentist can lead to better results.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can care for your teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D at (828) 264-5858 . Dr. Jerry Butler and our team will gladly examine your teeth and offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon!