Have you ever tried to get rid of your coffee stained teeth with over-the-counter whitening strips, only to notice your results are out the window the next time you sip on a cup of Joe? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, as one of the biggest complaints that individuals have with whitening strips, it can seem like a real waste of money to get rid of your stains one day and have them come back the next. So, how can you avoid coffee stained teeth altogether? Try some of these tricks! Read on to learn more.
Drink Water After
The longer coffee has to interact with your teeth, the more likely it is to stain them. To help cut down on the acidic affects of coffee, try drinking water either with it or directly after. The water will not only wash the coffee off your teeth, but it will also speed up your mouth’s natural saliva production which will also help to rinse your teeth off.
Try a Whitening Pen
Now that you’ve tried whitening strips keep on top of your whitening with a whitening pen. Found in drugstores and online, whitening pens contain a small amount of hydrogen peroxide that you can brush directly onto your teeth after you have your morning cup of coffee.
One of the easiest ways that you can prevent your newly whitened teeth from staining after you drink coffee is to brush with a whitening toothpaste right after. If you work in an office and are self-conscious about brushing in a public restroom, then just use whitening pen. If you work from home or not at all, however, then make it a priority to brush afterward.
Coffee can cause your teeth to stain almost immediately— even after you’ve just whitened them with whitening strips. To make your teeth whiter for longer, try using the simple tips listed above. To learn more about teeth whitening or other dental procedures, contact Blue Water Dental of St. John’s today!