What is the Cause of Stained Teeth

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Have you noticed that after enjoying certain drinks, your mouth could be tinted the same color as the beverage? Luckily, this is generally a temporary status, but did you know that some drinks can lead to permanent stains? This can be especially problematic since most people strive to maintain a white, beautiful smile. To enjoy these benefits, it’s important to know what drinks you should be careful with.

For instance, you know that some people need their morning cup of coffee, but did you know that coffee is one of the drinks that is most likely to cause stains. Sadly, drinking black coffee can make the staining worse. To avoid this problem, simply add a little milk to your drink. Like coffee, dark sodas can also cause tooth stains. Cold drinks can also cause problems because it will make your teeth porous and even easier to stain. Also, while wine can be healthy for you heart, it isn’t good for your teeth. Like coffee and soda, wine will stain your teeth.

However, you can avoid these problems fairly easily if you simply follow a few tips. First, please remember that if you drink your colored beverage through a straw the liquid is less likely to touch your teeth and less likely to stain. In turn, this will lead to stained teeth. Second, if you rinse out your mouth in between sips and right after you finish your drinks, you will cut down on stains.

If you notice your teeth changing color, or are worried about a particular stain, please contact Saigh Family Dental at 906-265-0050. Dr. Frederick M. Saigh and our team will gladly analyze the state of your mouth and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.