Could Your Morning Coffee Habit Be Hurting Your Smile?
Posted April 7, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Many of us count on a cup of coffee in the morning to help prepare for the day ahead. You may turn to the coffee machine in your company’s break room when you need another boost of energy later in the day, too. It is important to remember that too much coffee can lead to stains in your teeth. In time, those stains can settle and worsen, and you can find yourself wondering what happened to your bright, attractive smile. Of course, coffee is one of many potential causes of dental discoloration. If you need to reverse the effects of teeth stains, you should discuss a professional teeth whitening treatment with your dentist. They can provide you with a kit that contains professional-strength whitening agents, or you can come in for an appointment, where they can perform a whitening procedure.
Enjoying beverages like coffee, red wine, and tea in moderation can reduce your risk for stains, and help you avoid the need for cosmetic dental work. Of course, the effort you put into cleaning your teeth helps, too. You should be sure to thoroughly brush your teeth at least twice a day, and make sure to floss.
A commitment to cutting back on coffee or tea in the morning can help you avoid a future need for cosmetic dental work, but you may already have discoloration you hope to eliminate. Unfortunately, the products available for whitening your teeth at the grocery store or pharmacy may be ineffective against deeper-set stains. Your dentist can help attack discoloration with a professional whitening treatment.
Discolored teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile, and that concern can take a bite out of your self-confidence. You can count on expert cosmetic care at Wager-Evans Dental. Of course, looks are not everything – our team is also trained to fully care for your general needs, so that your smile feels great, too. To schedule an appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845. Located in Reno, NV, we are proud to welcome residents residing in South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. Patient forms are available online.