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Many people enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine to relax at night. Others tend to enjoy a soda throughout the day. However, did you know that all of these drinks can cause your teeth to stain? If not taken care of these stains can become permanent. This will ruin a perfect smile and can lead to other dental problems if the issue isn’t addressed.

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.

Luckily, there are a few tricks you can follow to avoid these issues. For instance, drinking colored beverage through a straw can reduce staining. Similarly, if you rinse your mouth out with water after having a colored beverage, you can rinse the color and acid from your teeth.

If you notice your teeth changing color, or are worried about a particular stain, please contact Art & Science Family Dentistry at 651-739-1894. Dr. Kinney, Musser and Kinney 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.