How to Prevent "Coffee Smile"
There are many options for getting a brighter smile, but the work starts at home. Giving up coffee is the best way to prevent staining, but for most people, that's not a realistic option. In that case, try to drink your coffee at specific times, rather than sipping constantly throughout the day. About 30 minutes after finishing your coffee, rinse your mouth out with water or brush your teeth to remove the pigments from your enamel.
Another at-home solution for coffee-stained teeth is using over-the-counter teeth whitener. However, these whitening products aren't as strong as professional treatments, and it may take several weeks to see results.
Using whitening toothpaste and brushing regularly can help you maintain a brighter, healthier smile. Whitening toothpastes with mild abrasives polish teeth and remove stains on the surface of teeth, but whitening toothpastes with whitening agents like hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide go below the surface of the tooth to whiten teeth inside and out.
Bleaching whiteners are available either over the counter or from your dentist. These products coat teeth to dissolve stains, and, while very effective, can cause tooth sensitivity. You should always consult your dentist for help in choosing the best whitening products for your teeth.
In addition to keeping up with good oral care habits at home, schedule regular appointments with your dentist to keep your teeth healthy and pearly white. The abrasion and polishing action of a professional cleaning can help remove surface stains that are caused by drinking coffee. You can also talk to your dentist about a professional teeth whitening treatment, such as bleaching. A bleaching treatment may lighten the shade of your teeth, resulting in a noticeably whiter, brighter smile!
While it's true that coffee stains teeth, you don't have to give up the habit completely to get the bright smile you deserve. Remember to take sips of water while drinking coffee, brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist for cleanings to maintain a healthy, gleaming smile.