Coffee is a popular beverage, and many enjoy that cup or two in the morning each day. The downside to coffee is that it can cause staining on your teeth. There are treatments patients can do at home, or in our office to remove those annoying coffee stains. At Merrillville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer many cosmetic dental services, and one of our most popular is teeth whitening treatment.
If you are tired of looking at yellow or stained teeth from coffee, then Merrillville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help. Our team provides a detailed consultation process to evaluate your teeth and mouth, and create a customized treatment that will work for you. We will discuss all of your teeth whitening options, and give you tips and tricks on how to keep your teeth white at home.
Why Does Coffee Stain Our Teeth?
Coffee contains tannins, and this helps give coffee that deep flavor and brown color. Our teeth are filled with many little pores, and the tannins tend to stick to our teeth when we drink coffee. Plaque attracts the tannins and those can easily be cleaned away. Stains on the enamel of your teeth will need to be treated with a tooth whitening procedure.
How Can Teeth Whitening Help?
Teeth whitening procedures can be done in our office or in the comfort of your own home. Our treatments use a high-quality gel to whiten your teeth safely, and remove coffee stains. The peroxides in the gel are able to reach through the enamel and bleach the stain away. Teeth whitening can restore your smile, and give you bright white teeth in just a few treatments. Let our team help you transform your teeth and restore your confidence. To find out more about our in-office or at-home whitening services, we encourage you to schedule a cosmetic consultation.
What Can I Do at Home To Prevent Coffee Stains?
- Drink your coffee through a straw to avoid direct contact with your teeth.
- Use a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash.
- Rinse your mouth out or brush your teeth after drinking coffee.
- Avoid charcoal toothpaste as this can damage your enamel.