How You Can Use Water to Prevent other Beverages from Staining Your Teeth
Posted on 7/12/2021 by Thomas Wold, DMD
Stained teeth can be a big letdown. There are several conditions and situations that can cause staining on your teeth. For example, some foods and drinks can leave a string of stains on your teeth, especially colored beverages when drunk without a straw. If you are looking to maintain the white color of your teeth without stopping the consumption of beverages, there are several ways of preventing stains from setting in. One way you can do so is by using water.
Rinse with Water
In your quest to prevent teeth staining, the first thing you need to do is identify the foods and drinks that can cause dental stains. If a drink leaves stains on your clothing or skin, there are high chances that it will stain your teeth. Fruits like blueberries are very rich in color and can easily cause dental stains. Therefore, after drinking or eating such items, you should rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. By doing so, you will wash away the residue that would have caused teeth discoloration.
Alternate with Sips of Water
When drinking red wine, tea, coffee, or cola, you should try alternating every sip with a gulp of water. This will help rinse your mouth between sips. Besides, it will stimulate saliva production that will help wash away any residue. For the best results, you should use a straw when drinking such beverages. This reduces the amount of time that these beverages are in contact with your teeth.
Brushing is another way for you to prevent beverages from staining your teeth. Keep in mind that brushing right after drinking such beverages can damage your enamel. Therefore, you should brush gently using toothpaste and tap water for the best results. Visit our offices for more information on how water can prevent teeth staining.
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