Most people know that things like coffee and red wine can stain their teeth. However, not much is known about clear drinks, such as teas and white wine. Do those cause the same type of stains to your teeth? If there anything that is safe to drink that won’t increase the staining your teeth may already have? Luckily, yes, there are drinks you can consume without the major concerns about stains. However, it may not be the drinks you think they are.
Water and Milk Are the Safest Drinks in Terms of Stains
When you want to avoid stains, water is your best bet. There is nothing in water that is going to cause damage to your teeth, so long as the water you drink is healthy and safe. However, you can also drink milk. Your teeth love the calcium they get from milk, but you do have to make sure you brush shortly after drinking milk so that you don’t get any sugar deposits on your teeth which could lead to decay.
The problem is, drinking things like white wine and tea can do nearly as much to stain your teeth as coffee or red wine. It isn’t exactly the color that matters. What matters most is the tannins that are in your beverage of choice. Even completely clear teas have some type of tannins in them, and these tannins love to stick to any of the sticky plaque hanging around on your teeth.
If you want help keeping your teeth white and healthy, then make sure you are seeing your dentist every six months. This way, you can be sure that your teeth are healthy, and able to stay as white as possible, no matter what it is you are drinking.
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