By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
August 05, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Staining  

You know that your daily coffee habit is bad for your teeth, but you just can't seem to give it up. Are you doomed to have stained, weakened teeth forever? Thankfully, you're not. While there is no substitute for giving up coffee altogether, there are steps you can takeCoffe to reduce the damage, as well as your risk for extra visits to see your Hasbrouck Heights, NJ dentist, Jeffrey Mason, DMD. Here are four of them.

1. Drink Your Coffee Quickly

The longer your coffee remains in contact with your teeth, the more damage it has a chance to do. Instead of sipping your coffee slowly throughout the day, drink your coffee fairly quickly. You'll still get the energizing benefits, but it will be less damaging to your teeth.

2. Rinse Immediately

Unfortunately, however, just because you're done drinking your coffee doesn't mean that it is completely off of your teeth. Coffee has a tendency to stick on the surface of your teeth, where it can cause damage all day long. Fight this by rinsing your mouth out with water as soon as you finish your coffee.

3. Brush Regularly

For an even more effective clean, brushing your teeth after coffee is a great way to get the leftover particles off your teeth and reduce your risk for extra visits to see your Hasbrouck Heights, NJ dentist. There are times when this simply won't be possible, however, so just be sure to brush regularly and as soon as you can.

4. Whiten Your Teeth Occasionally

Even with all three of the measures listed above, it is still pretty likely that your teeth will become at least slightly discolored over time. Thankfully, visiting your Hasbrouck Heights, NJ dentist for professional teeth whitening is one fast, easy and safe way to fix this.

Whether your teeth are already badly stained or you're worried they might stain in the future, regular trips to your dentist in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ are a great way to keep your teeth looking fresh, clean and bright. If it's been a while since you've been in to see Dr. Mason, be sure to call and schedule an appointment today.