Coffee Stains on Teeth: What To Know

If you love coffee, it’s unlikely coffee stains will encourage you to quit. However, there are ways you can prevent coffee stains and get rid of them so you can enjoy coffee without stress. Oasis Dental Arts is here to help you maintain a beautiful smile all while enjoying your morning cup of joe.

How Does Coffee Stain Teeth?

When it comes to starting your day on the right food, nothing compares to drinking a hot or iced cup of coffee and reading your favorite book. Unfortunately, your morning cup of coffee could affect your oral health.

As a rule of thumb, if it can stain your clothes, it can stain your teeth. One of the main ingredients in coffee is tannins, which is a polyphenol. This polyphenol breaks down in the water and is also found in tea and wine.

When you drink coffee, tea, or wine, tannins cause different color compounds to stick to the surface of your teeth. Once they stick, they can leave a yellow hue behind. Just one cup of coffee a day can cause your teeth to look stained.

How to Get Rid of Coffee Stains on Teeth

There are a few different ways you can get rid of the coffee stains on your teeth. To start, you can make sure you visit us every 6 months for your dental cleaning. The power of the dental cleaning can actually wash away the coffee stains.

You can also try using whitening toothpaste to keep your teeth a glowing white. Combine whitening toothpaste with an electric toothbrush for even more cleaning and stain removing power. Make sure not to brush your teeth directly after drinking coffee. Try to rinse your mouth with water and then brush 30 minutes later, otherwise, you will just scrub the coffee and acidity into your enamel.

Lastly, if all else fails, visit Oasis Dental Arts for a professional teeth whitening treatment. Our professional whitening products can boost your smile up to 8 shades whiter. We even offer take-home kits so you can freshen up your smile whenever you notice stains pop up.

Preventing Coffee Stains on Teeth

If you would rather just try to prevent coffee stains on your teeth altogether, there are a few different things you can try. First, drink your coffee from a straw. The less the coffee touches your teeth, the less it can stain them.

You can also try cutting back your coffee intake and exchange it for a different caffeinated beverage like green tea.

At the end of the day, the only real way to prevent coffee stains from occurring is by avoiding coffee altogether. We know that’s a lot to ask which is why we offer professional teeth whitening treatments.

Continue drinking all the coffee you want and maintain a white smile with our professional teeth whitening treatment in Scripps Ranch.