Many people start their day with coffee. Some people consume it throughout the day as it helps them keep going. Do you know that 30-40% of the world’s population consumes coffee daily? Around half of the U.S. population drinks coffee at least once a day. Surprisingly, the number of coffee drinkers is many across the world. The most common reason for all drinkers is that it helps them be mentally alert. Even one cup of coffee can help increase alertness and thinking skills and reduce your fatigue throughout the day. It may help lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and support your heart health. However, drinking a lot of coffee can have some adverse effects, such as anxiety, a higher risk of bone fractures in women, complications during pregnancy, and many more.
Do you know coffee contains an ingredient called tannins that can stain your teeth and dull your smile? They are antioxidants and may have some benefits, but when it comes to your teeth, they can make them yellow. Coffee is acidic, much like vinegar or carbonated drinks, and can have adverse effects on tooth enamel, a protective coating on your tooth. You should be very careful when you drink coffee with sugar as it can cause a cavity. If you are a coffee drinker and can see stains on your teeth, it is time to follow the routine.
- Rinse Your Mouth – It is hard to brush every time you drink coffee, depending on the place, and it can be difficult to stop and brush your teeth. It is better to rinse your mouth if possible after the drink.
- Use an Electric Toothbrush – They can help brush for longer without any distress and can help remove stains.
- Use the Toothpaste with Whitening Effect – It is good to use tooth whitening toothpaste if you can see yellow stains.
- Eat While you Drink – It is good to munch in food while drinking coffee as food activates saliva that can help wash away tannins from your coffee.
- Drink coffee with a Straw – If you drink your coffee with a straw, you can swallow it without contacting your teeth. That way, you may protect your teeth from stains. However, it is good to use reusable straws that can help reduce environmental impact of your coffee habits.
If you have yellow stains on your teeth, it is time to visit the dentist. Schedule an appointment today at (925) 961-5484 .