To many there is nothing more normal then starting the day off with a cup of coffee. With today’s café culture, individuals coffee consumption is on the rise. Do you drink coffee at home? At Work? With Friends? You may not realise the effects of each cup to your teeth.
Coffee is one of the main causes of stains on the tooth enamel. The hot dark colour substance bonds quickly on the teeth, overtime affecting the appearance of your smile. Caffeine, found in your daily cup of coffee, has been found to interfere with the natural way the mouth produces saliva. This can lead to a condition known as “dry mouth” which promotes tooth decay. Additionally, as there is less saliva in the mouth, stains are more likely to develop.
There are remedies to fight the negative effects of coffee consumption including drinking a glass of water with each cup of coffee. The water replenishes the liquid that is drawn out of the body by the caffeine. Brushing teeth or chewing sugar free gum is also a good way to increase saliva production.
Coffee stains can be removed by teeth bleaching or using a teeth whitening toothpaste. White Glo Coffee & Tea Drinkers Formula Whitening Toothpaste has been developed to rid coffee and tea stains from the tooth enamel. Further, this product has a Micro-Wax Protective Shield in the toothpaste to help protect teeth against new stains from forming.
Always visit your dentist for regular check-ups and ensure that you drink plenty of water with your daily cups of coffee.