Tea and Coffee Teeth Stains: How To Remove Them

Many people enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the morning. Over time, your coffee and tea can cause noticeable stains on your tooth enamel (outer part of the tooth). The caffeine from coffee and tea may get you energized for the day ahead of you, but it won’t make your teeth whiter. Coffee stains your teeth over time and may cause a lack of confidence in your smile! The good news is, you don’t need to live with stained teeth!

How Do Teeth Stains Happen?

When tannins in coffee and tea build up on the tooth enamel it can cause some stains. Tannins are an organic substance found in plants. Black teas and dark coffees are most prone to discoloration of teeth! Consider choosing lighter coffees and teas to help save your bright smile.

 

How To Remove Teeth Stains

You do not have to stop drinking tea to avoid brown stains on your teeth. Using a straw your adding milk can help prevent the problem! The most helpful tip to help eliminate stains is to rinse your whole mouth with water afterward. Good oral hygiene can help reduce stained teeth as well. You may want to consider a few different types of teeth whitening!

  • Dramatic Whitening: Drugstore whitening strips can help improve coffee stained teeth. It can provide noticeable whitening results after about three days of use.
  • Gentle Whitening: If you suffer from sensitive teeth consider purchasing “gentle” Whitestrips rather than a dramatic one. It will take a little longer to notice results, but may be worth it in the long run!
  • Ongoing Whitening: Crest offers 3D Stain Shield White Whitestrips that is designed to remove stains caused by drinks, foods, and even tobacco.

Many dentist offices offer customized bleach trays and in-office whitening. They are known to have almost instant results! If you have any questions or concerns about your teeth give us a call today!

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