Teeth Whitening

TEETH STAINS:

Coffee

Coffee

I constantly receive questions about removing teeth stains and teeth whitening.  Most people don’t think twice about what actually stains their teeth, just the after fact.   Anything that will stain a white porcelain sink, will stain your teeth.

Here is a short list.  Take it with a grain of salt.  Some of the foods that stain, actually help repel harmful bacteria.

FOODS THAT STAIN                                                      FOODS THAT NATURALLY HELP REPEL STAIN
Coffee                                                                                          Strawberries
Tea (black)                                                                                 Pineapple
Red Wine                                                                                   Apples
Fruit Juice                                                                                 Ginger Root
Soda                                                                                            Oranges
Lemonade                                                                                  Papaya
Cranberries                                                                               Cheese
Blueberries                                                                                Broccoli
Raspberries                                                                               Baking Soda
Sports Drinks (Gatorade, etc.)
Balsamic Vinegar
Soy Sauce
Tomato Sauce
Curry
Chocolate

Blueberries

Blueberry Stain

Beets
Popsicles

 

Remember, our teeth are like individual porcelain, kitchen sinks (bacteria included).

Teeth are porous and absorb the foods, beverages, and artificially colored mouth washes that we use.

Drink your coffee/tea through a STRAW. It limits the acidic bacteria on the surfaces of your teeth and forces it down your throat as opposed to sitting there breeding on your teeth. Acidic bacteria acts like a sponge with these colored beverages and are quick to absorb and discolor.

Add a little bit of MILK, Lactaid, coconut milk, etc. to lessen the staining effect in your coffee.

DO NOT sip your coffee or tea. Sipping on these acidic beverages increases your chance of stain and decay because it leaves your mouth in an extended state of acidity. Acidity leads to demineralization and decay. Demineralization begins at a pH level of 5.5, decay at 5.2.  Coffee has a pH level of 5.

BRUSH 30 minutes after your coffee or tea. You can choose to dry brush (toothbrush only) or use a Baking Soda type of toothpaste.