Coffee Stains: Important Smile Hints You’ll Appreciate

There’s no doubt about it: If you’re a coffee drinker, enjoying a cup (or more) just about every day, then you will eventually deal with some amount of discoloration. For some, it’s mild. For others, it will one day include stains that may cause you to want to access cosmetic care from our team! So, you may wonder: Do we have any hints for you that can help you better handle the potential for discoloration, either by preventing it or by feeling prepared in terms of treating it? The answer from our Rancho Cucamonga, CA is of course we can help you! For specific questions answered in person, just come in for a visit!

Hint: “Nursing” It All Day Is The Worst

When you’d prefer to drink your coffee on a daily basis but you want to feel as though you’re doing so in a way that will limit your chance of discoloration (or, at least, the speed with which stains develop), we remind you that you should not sip on it all day. The longer teeth are exposed to staining particles, the greater your chance of stain development. Instead, we suggest that you drink a cup in one sitting. That way, teeth are only exposed to staining particles for a short time, so you’re decreasing the likelihood of yellowing! Remember, even one up in the morning and another in the afternoon is a better combination that one cup that you slowly drink over the course of several hours.

Hint: Rinsing Is Exceptional!

When you’re planning on drinking coffee no matter what but you really would like to stop yellowing from happening, remember that you can do more than just drink that coffee down in one sitting. Remember that shortening the time of your coffee-drinking session is helpful. With that said, you can also immediately stop contact between coffee and your teeth by rinsing with water. You can do this by following sips if you’re nursing your coffee (even though we suggest against it, of course) or by rinsing with water after you finish your cup. You’re washing away staining particles and acids, too, which is beneficial not only for the beauty of your smile but also for your oral health! Win win!

Hint: Cosmetic Treatments Work Wonders

Whether you already have some staining due to coffee and other of life’s contributions to common yellowing (or if you’re just a little worried about your smile’s future vibrancy), we remind you that there’s nothing to worry about. Of course, it’s nice to avoid stains. However, should they happen to you, we can absolutely approach them in a variety of ways, so you can re-welcome your vibrant, white smile back with ease!

Receive Coffee Stain Hints From Us

Come in to find out what you can do to enjoy your coffee, while you minimize potential stains! See us, as well, if you are ready to consider cosmetic dental treatments for existing discoloration, as you achieve a whiter smile!  Schedule a visit with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentist today by calling Stadium Dental and Orthodontics at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA and the surrounding communities.