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How You Can Use Water To Prevent Other Beverages From Staining Your Teeth

Posted on 2/21/2022 by Nancy Shiba DDS
How You Can Use Water To Prevent Other Beverages From Staining Your TeethHaving stained teeth can significantly affect your smile. Various conditions could result in stained teeth. For instance, some foods and drinks tend to leave stains on your teeth. This is more likely to be the case if you drink colored beverages without a straw. Do you want to keep the white color of your teeth and at the same time enjoy the sweet taste of beverages? There are several ways you can achieve that, and one of them is by using water.

Rinse Thoroughly With Water

If you want to prevent stains on your teeth, you should start by identifying the potential foods and drinks that could result in dental stains. If a drink can leave stains on your skin or clothes, it will likely stain your teeth. Fruits like blueberries have a very thick color density and can cause stains on your teeth. Therefore, when drinking any of these beverages, you should use a straw. This reduces the contact with your teeth, preventing staining. It would help if you also rinsed your mouth with water to avoid any stains.

Alternate the Drinking with Water Sips

When drinking coffee, tea, red wine, or cola, you should try alternating every gulp with a sip of water. This goes a long way in rinsing your mouth in between sips. Besides, it stimulates saliva production that helps get rid of residues. If you want to avoid staining, you should also use a straw. A straw is helpful because it reduces contact time with your teeth.

You can also prevent the staining effects of beverages by brushing your teeth. Gently brush your teeth to get rid of possible stains from colored beverages. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on staining effects.

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