Is Coffee Bad For Your Teeth?

Having a healthy, white smile is what most people want.  So understandably, they are concerned about what food and drink choices may compromise their confident smile. One of the most common question or concern people ask about is if coffee is bad for their teeth?  It has been shown that coffee can  stain enamel more readily than a lot of other food or drink options, you do not have to give up your coffee to still achieve a healthy, happy smile.

In order to maintain a pearly white smile or improve a smile that has acquired stains, you can visit cosmetic dentist Robert Rosenfeld DDS. So don’t throw away your rewards coffee card! Just take a look at these ways to avoid coffee stained teeth and book a consultation today.

Teeth vs. Coffee

Often, the battle lines are drawn between indulging in your coffee habit, and maintaining a white, pearly smile. For many, it isn’t an easy option choosing between white, confident smiles and an early morning coffee habit.

Even though enamel is one of the hardest substance in the human body, it can be susceptible to staining. Enamel is a hard, solid flat smooth surface. but it is also porous.  These porosities and craze lines can allow for substances to get into these hard surfaces and, over time, alter the color of the teeth.

Coffee is not the only substance known to stain teeth. Most substances that are known to discolor teeth contain tannins, also found in tea and wine.  A good rule of thumb is that if something will stain your clothing it will stain your teeth.  Please give Robert Rosenfeld DDS a call if you want to keep those pearly whites pearly white.  

Actions to Avoid Stains

Abstaining from coffee is always one option in maintaining white teeth; however, for many this is unrealistic. Without giving up coffee, here are a few ways you can reduce discoloration to your teeth and keep your smile happy and healthy:

  •      Drink coffee through a straw
  •      Brush or swish with water immediately after your cup of coffee
  •      Don’t sip on coffee over time (drink in one sitting)

With these tips and tricks, you can still indulge in your favorite beverages while not forfeiting white teeth. Again, this doesn’t fix everything so it is also important to speak to Dr. Rosenfeld to find out other options there are for keeping your teeth white.

Whitening Options

With these tips and trick in mind, Rosenfeld DDS provides his patients with alternatives both in office and at home to keep their teeth white. Teeth whitening services are fast and affordable, taking less than an hour in office. The newest addition to these services is Zoom! This procedure has been able to whiten teeth up to eight times brighter and has a noticeable difference even after one visit.

Other options in office include normal teeth cleaning services and hygienist visits. This keeps your enamel healthy and is more resilient to teeth staining substances and is key in good oral health. Dr. Rosenfeld also offers take-home whitening kits.

Get whiter teeth with Dr. Rosenfeld Today!

So whether you are looking to visit a cosmetic dentist or do whiting at home, don’t forfeit your favorite drink but instead work with our team to achieve the smile you want.

If you are interested in Dr. Rosenfeld’s teeth whitening services, be sure to contact us today! You can also reach our Solana Beach, CA office at (858) 755-1189.