If you enjoy sipping hot coffee in the morning, then you may have yellow or brownish stains on your teeth, which could lead you to consider a home whitening treatment. There are plenty of at-home whitening treatments available; you don't have to give up your morning cup of coffee to have a beautiful smile.
At-Home Bleaching for Tough Stains
Regular check-ups are a great way to prevent the tooth discolouration that some coffee drinkers experience; even after a professional cleaning, stains may come back due to the foods you eat or they may be intrinsic stains that affect the colour of your teeth. If an intrinsic stain is bothering you, talk to your dentist about at-home bleaching. With this procedure, a whitening product is applied to your teeth using a plastic mouthpiece that your dentist custom-fits to your teeth. You may have to wear the mouthpiece for two or more hours every day for two weeks as per the instructions on the tooth whitening package, but this home treatment can make a noticeable difference.
Teeth Whiteners for Minor Stains
Ask your dentist to recommend an at-home whitening system that may be a good fit for a coffee drinker. If your discolouration responds well to regular cleanings, then you can talk to your dentist about which products (whitening toothpastes and toothbrushes) might work well to routinely fight coffee stains. Products like whitening mouthwashes may be effective. To prevent irritation or sensitivity, be sure to follow the instructions correctly and don't overuse any whitening products.
Whitening Toothpaste to Maintain a White Smile
A whitening toothpaste will help remove coffee stains that may have recently developed and contribute to maintaining a beautiful, bright smile.
Using teeth-whitening products at home can help keep your smile white so you can enjoy your coffee guilt-free. However, even with proper use of a home bleaching system recommended by your dentist, you will need to take extra care of your teeth to stop new coffee stains from developing. Brush twice a day and floss regularly. You can also rinse with water and then brush after enjoying your morning cup. Finally, see your dentist for regular cleanings to get rid of external stains as well as any plaque build-up.