posted byKore ProductsJuly 13, 2021
Being a coffee drinker does not mean that you have to sacrifice having white teeth!
Coffee keeps us running! We can totally relate! But, it can leave stains on your teeth or cause them to change color if you drink it consistently.
Are you a coffee lover? In this article, we are going to be discussing:
Although coffee can give you the energy you are seeking, it has some trade-offs, such as the stains it can leave on your teeth.
Coffee stains the teeth because it contains tannins, which are also found in tea and wine. This is why tea and wine also tend to stain the teeth.
Tannins are responsible for the yellowing of the teeth when you drink too much tea or coffee. This is because they cause the color compounds to stick to the teeth.
Unfortunately, because of tannins, simply drinking one cup of coffee daily can cause your teeth to become yellow and discolored.
Additionally, drinking coffee can lead to bacterial growth in the mouth, which leads to tooth decay and enamel erosion if proper dental hygiene is neglected.
Coffee also tends to cause bad breath. Have you ever had coffee breath? We have all been there!
As the tannins cause the color to stick to the teeth, it also sticks to the tongue, leading to bad breath.
Simply eat food before you drink coffee or drink water and scrape your tongue to avoid bad breath.
If you are a coffee lover and find that your teeth have become stained over time, here are some techniques you can use to help achieve white teeth, without giving up your favorite drink.
The first option is always to visit a dentist for professional whitening. This is mainly for intrinsic stains or ones that are beneath the surface of your teeth.
Professional whitening is great for removing deeply set stains. Although, if your teeth are slightly discolored there are a number of at-home options you can try for achieving white teeth.
Since Kore is dedicated to natural ingredients, we are going to focus on natural teeth whitening techniques in this article.
First, you can try oil pulling, which is one of the most well-known remedies that has been used for a long time.
Oil pulling involves swishing some natural oil in your mouth to help remove bacteria. Usually, mild-tasting oils are used, such as coconut oil, to make the experience more pleasant.
If done over time, oil pulling can also prevent discoloration in the future by preventing plaque build-up in the mouth.
Second, you can achieve white teeth naturally by brushing your teeth with baking soda.
Since baking soda has a mildly abrasive texture, it essentially helps scrub the surface of the teeth, removing built-up plaque.
Additionally, it has antibacterial properties helping to prevent the growth of bacteria that may cause tooth discoloration.
Thirdly, since tooth discoloration is often a result of plaque build-up and bacteria, to have white teeth it is crucial to maintain oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice daily.
For example, since coffee is known to stain the teeth, try and brush after drinking coffee to help remove the tannins that stain the teeth. However, wait about 30 minutes before brushing since coffee is acidic, and brushing directly after can weaken the enamel.
Rinse with water after drinking coffee and before brushing your teeth.
If possible, try and limit your coffee consumption and consumption of other beverages that stain the teeth, such as wine. Or replace one of your daily cups of coffee with another source of caffeine that does not stain, such as green tea.
Avoiding sugar and cream in your coffee also helps prevent the growth of bacteria, the main contributor to tooth discoloration. And, drink your coffee with a straw when you can!
If you want to be even more proactive about having white teeth, try brushing with whitening toothpaste, such as the Kore Stem Cell Toothpaste.
If you are looking for a natural way to achieve white teeth, try implementing the Kore Plant Stem Cell Toothpaste in your oral care routine. Our toothpaste has a number of natural whitening properties that will brighten your smile!
The two natural teeth whitening techniques we mentioned in the previous section included brushing with baking soda and oil pulling.
Our toothpaste contains both baking soda and coconut oil!
As previously mentioned, baking soda helps whiten the teeth because it is mildly abrasive.
Additionally, both baking soda and coconut oil reduce the bacteria that lead to plaque build-up and discoloration.
Coconut oil is made up of 50% lauric acid, which kills bacteria. By brushing with Kore toothpaste, you will be actively decreasing the number of bacteria in your mouth and therefore counteract the discoloration that may accompany drinking coffee.
So, no need to give up your daily cup of joe! Simply maintain your oral hygiene and use natural whitening methods to maintain your white teeth.
Kore provides a naturally whitening toothpaste and mouthwash that also reduces sensitivity! While other whitening products increase tooth sensitivity, Kore is great for everyone.
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