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Coffee/ Tea Stains

Does Coffee Stain Your Teeth?

A lot of people enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, and some in the afternoon and evening as well. But over time, your coffee and tea can cause teeth very noticeable stains. Coffee may get you going in the morning, but it won’t make your teeth whiter. Coffee teeth stains occur over time, and these stains can make you self-conscious. But you don’t need to live with coffee stained teeth.

Does Tea Stain Your Teeth?

Although tea has many great health benefits, it can also cause stained teeth. But there are many different varieties of tea, and each has its own capacity to stain teeth. The darker the tea color, the more of a chance it will lead to stains.

How do Teeth Stains from Coffee and Tea Happen?

Coffee and tea stains occur when tannins in both of them build up on tooth enamel. Tannins are organic substances found in plants. Tannins in coffee, tea and even wine can lead to stains on teeth. Black teas and dark coffees are the biggest culprits when it comes to teas. In fact, some black teas can even cause more tooth discoloration than coffee!

How to Remove Coffee and Tea Stains from Teeth

You don’t have to stop drinking tea to avoid brown stains on teeth. Adding milk to your tea or drinking with a straw can help as well as rinsing or drinking water after. You can also steep your tea for a little less time to lighten it up a bit. Good oral hygiene can help reduce stained teeth, but that isn’t always enough. You have many options to improve the appearance of coffee stained teeth: