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What You Can Do About Coffee-Stained Teeth

Americans love their coffee to give them that extra boost they need to make it through the day. However, one of the problems with drinking too much coffee is that it can actually stain your teeth. At one point in time your only options were to accept those coffee-stained teeth or give up drinking the beverage altogether. Now, thanks to tooth whitening, you can have your coffee and drink it too.

While it’s still recommended that you consider cutting back on the amount of coffee you drink, you can still keep your teeth white. Professional tooth whitening treatments are available from your dentist, and there are also some over-the-counter products you can use at home.

As we age, our teeth naturally get a bit yellow and discolored, but the acid in coffee only amplifies the process. Coffee can stain your teeth and affect tooth enamel. If you’ve had your teeth whitened only to find that it didn’t last very long, it may be because you returned to drinking coffee too soon after the procedure.

The American Dental Association states that you should avoid coffee and other stain-causing beverages for several days after you use a tooth whitening product or have your teeth professionally whitened. This includes tooth whitening products like whitening toothpastes or bleaching whiteners. If you want to use these products, check with your dentist or orthodontist first.

If you find yourself unable to give up coffee like many Americans, your best bet is to have your teeth whitened on a fairly regular basis. A good oral hygiene routine can go a long way towards healthy and attractive teeth. Contact Orthodontic Associates today to learn more about how an orthodontic appliance can help improve your smile. Call 810-985-9567 today to learn more or schedule an appointment.
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