YUCK! You Can Stop Coffee Stains On Your Teeth
One of the things that begin our day at home and at work is coffee. Our day doesn't really begin until we experience that sweet smell of java and take that first sip of coffee For many of us, it's the first thing we do when we get up. For me, it's one of the first things that I do when I get to work.
I recently was reading a survey that said that almost 1/2 of us at work are "less than very satisfied" with the quality of the coffee at the office. We are fortunate because we get our coffee from Mr. Koffee or Dunkin', so I'm more than satisfied.
It is kinda funny though that when Traci makes the coffee it seems to taste better than when I make it. I'm not sure how that's possible because we both follow the same directions. Traci says it's because I'm trying to get out of making it so I say it's better when she brews it. To which I say "Shhhhhh.
That cup of joe...or two or three...is an important part of the morning but what about the stains on your teeth. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, here are some things that can help.
Preventing Coffee Stains On Your Teeth
Rinse with water. When you're done with your coffee, drink some coffee or rinse your mouth with water. That will reduce the risk of staining. The only downside for me is that I love the aftertaste of a good cup of coffee.
Sip coffee through a straw. I've used a straw for my iced coffee but hadn't really thought about using it for my hot brew. This will reduce the amount that touches your teeth.
Wait for a half-hour to brush your teeth. Coffee and acidic beverages soften tooth enamel, and brushing your teeth right away can damage it. This is only temporary and the enamel will begin to harden within a half-hour after you are done drinking your coffee.
This is also good to know when you're drinking lemonade, wine, or other acidic-type drinks. Don't brush your teeth right away.
Coffee may be bad for your teeth but coffee in moderation can actually be good for you. Check it out.