Coffee’s Good For Your Health, But Can You Avoid Stained Teeth?

Continuous research is finding that coffee is actually better for you than previously thought. For example, WebMD says that coffee may actually be beneficial in regulating blood sugar, which means that it can be helpful individuals who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, what about people who want to have beautiful white teeth? Is a coffee addiction okay for them? Well, as long as you know how to handle yourself, you can enjoy coffee every single day and have sparkly pearly whites at the same time. Here's what you need to know:

Drink Your Coffee Through a Straw.

One way to reduce coffee stains on your teeth is by keeping the coffee from ever coming into contact with your teeth – well, or at least minimizing it. The best way to go about doing this is by drinking your black beverage through a straw. While this won't keep the coffee from completely touching your teeth, it will keep coffee and tooth contact to a minimum and will help to curtail the staining.

Add Cream or Milk to Your Coffee.

Another idea is to add a little bit of cream or milk to your coffee. In doing this, the milk or cream helps to weaken the coffee, thereby reducing the overall effects that the tannins have on your teeth. Of course, if you like to drink your coffee black, this may be a little bit more difficult for you to do. However, if it helps to keep your teeth sparkly white, it may be a price that you are willing to pay. If nothing else, you may want to give it at least a try. Who knows, you may find that you actually enjoy a little bit of cream or milk in your coffee.

Enjoy Your Coffee at Certain Times of the Day.

When do you tend to drink your coffee? If you have your cup of Joe in the morning, then you will more than likely be able to brush your teeth thoroughly before you leave the house. However, this isn't as easy if you drink your coffee while you're on the go. To reduce the staining effects of coffee on your teeth, you need to be able to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth as soon as you can after drinking the coffee. So, try your best to find a certain time of the day to drink your coffee when you will have access to at least water and a sink to rinse the tannins away.

When the staining has already occurred or you are interested in learning about teeth whitening services, contact a dentist in your area.