Have you noticed discoloration on your teeth even though you brush them regularly? Chances are the discoloration is caused by something that you are drinking. There are five commonly consumed beverages that cause discoloration on your teeth and may have caused you to look into teeth whitening options.
- Coffee– Many people wake up and either have a cup of coffee or go through the drive thru of a coffee shop on their way to work. Having a cup of coffee so often can cause discoloration on your teeth, however. This is because coffee contains a substance called tannins, which can cause color compounds to stain your teeth.
- Tea– Like coffee, tea also contains tannins. Some research has shown that adding milk to tea can reduce the effect of tannins staining teeth, though.
- Sports and Energy Drinks– Both of these types of drinks have been found to break down enamel. Enamel protects your teeth, so the breakdown of it makes teeth more prone to discoloration.
- Dark Soda– Like sports and energy drinks, sodas break down the enamel of your teeth. If you drink dark sodas, your teeth can noticeably become discolored.
- Dark Wines– Wine is an acidic drink, which also leads to your enamel becoming rough and the pores within opening up. This exposure can cause teeth discoloration.
At the office of Paul D. Nifong, Jr., DDS, we want to help you overcome any discoloration of your teeth through our teeth whitening services. Our goal is to help you whiten your teeth in a healthy way and not cause further damage as over-the-counter products can do. Contact us today for a teeth whitening consultation.