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Coffee is one of the world’s most beloved beverages, but a lot of people seem to want to quit drinking it for one reason or another. If one of the reasons you’re considering quitting coffee is due to its ability to stain your teeth, then you need to carefully read the following advice from Dr. Michael Spencer.

How does it stain my teeth?

Teeth stains come about when your enamel captures particles of food and drink. While your enamel is actually the hardest substance in your body, and plays a huge role in protecting your teeth, it does have tiny ridges and pits that catch bits of food. This is why brushing daily is so important to your oral health.

How can I stop it?

If you switch from sipping a cup of coffee throughout the morning, and instead drink it quickly (within a half-hour of getting your mug filled) and then brush immediately after, you’ll be able to easily remove the deposits that stain your teeth. This may seem like a bit more work than it’s worth, but it’s your best option to keep your teeth white and still enjoy your coffee.

Keeping your teeth white and bright takes work, but the work is so often worth it. If you need any more information on how to keep your teeth white, or want to schedule a whitening appointment, call us today at 904.355.5531.