What You Should Know About Coffee and Your Teeth

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Coffee is an extremely popular beverage, but did you know that it’s also responsible for many stained teeth? Coffee can get stuck to your enamel, making it extremely difficult to remove with your toothbrush. Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider doing if you’re interested in enjoying your coffee and keeping your teeth white.

For example, did you know that the type of coffee you use could affect the color of your teeth? If you choose a coffee made with Arabica beans, you’ll be less likely to stain your teeth. Coffee made from this type of bean generally has less caffeine and staining polyphenols. Mixing milk with your coffee can also help you avoid staining and drinking through a straw is also helpful.

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 KC Smile Doc at 816-822-0990. Dr. J. Richard Burch and our team will gladly examine your teeth and offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon!