Every time I see my dentist, he always says I got the most coffee stains of all his patients. I'm sure I'm not the only one that drinks coffee daily.
What's a good regime for preventing coffee stains on your teeth? I'm not gonna give up daily coffee drinking.
I switch tooth paste to an arm and hammer baking soda whiting one recently to see if that helps.
It worked for me! I drink a LOT of Tea lately. Problem solved. I do use an Oral B charger type brush. I also pre-gargle before brushing with a Hydrogen Peroxide based solution. Buy the fancy store brand or just mix 50:50 with water and add a capful of your favorite mouthwash to improve the taste. Listerine works well.
My dentist hasn't had to do anything AT ALL for me in 5 years. Even cleanings are super quick and not really needed.
Originally Posted by Kyle C
I do drink coffee with a straw but the dentist says the caffeine residual on your tongue will stay unless I neutralize that.
The cheapest model is the most powerful I think. Can get them for like $50 on Amazon -not bad. I have been using one for 5-6 years and have not had one cavity (knock on wood).
the same rule applies for soda drinkers, if you can follow up your drink
with water that will definitely help get some of the acidic residue off your teeth and tongue. you should be drinking plenty of water each day anyway so i assume you're already doing this
one thing just to be careful off, there are some whitening tooth pastes that will actually cause stain to stick more to your teeth than remove it.
the idea of adding a little baking soda as an abrasive isn't a bad one; however, just be careful you do not overbrush and start causing damage to your gums/teeth w/ the extra abrasive.
in terms of which product is best -- honestly, frequency of using a whitening product > % or type of whitening product. if you have good frequency with the product, you will get results.
and sadly, the last part to remember: some people just gather stain more than others. we aren't all the same and you might be cursed with having heavy stain buildup...but maybe you haven't had many cavities in exchange?
Well, after almost 3 months with some of the suggestions here and from my dentist. My teeth stains are under control for the most part and I can see stains in some hard to brush spots but overall my teeth stayed cleaned longer than before. I used to see visible coffee stains in 3 months after a dental cleaning.
Here's my regime:
- Morning quick brush, Crest whitening mouthwash rinse.
- Baking soda toothpaste, Oral-B battery toothbrush after lunch.
- Dentine sugarless gum in the afternoon.
- Sonicare brush with Mentadent Baking soda toothpaste before bedtime.
- I started having sensitive teeth when using whitening toothpaste, my dentist tells me that I am brushing too hard and recommends a softer brush and don't over brush in the morning.
- I use an Oral-B rotary brush after lunch since rotary brushes does a pretty good and quick job at polishing and removing stains and plague.
- At night I use my Sonicare toothbrush with a soft bristle it does a better job overall cleaning hard to reach spots than Oral-B.