Missing Teeth: Replacing Them is Easier Than Ever

I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!

The Coffee Conundrum: Enjoying Your Latte Without Staining Your Teeth

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Are you one of the 54 percent of Americans that enjoy drinking a cup of coffee each day? Whether you sip it with breakfast or use it as a mid-day pick-me-up, coffee can be an essential part of your daily routine. Unfortunately, this beverage is well known for causing teeth to become stained and discolored. This is due to the dark color and the acidity of coffee. This beverage may also cause enamel erosion and this weakens your teeth and make them more prone to cavities. 

The good news is that you do not have to give up your beloved daily drink. There are a few different ways to prevent staining your teeth while still enjoying your beverage. It's certainly a win-win situation; you get your caffeine fix without damaging your pearly whites. Read on to discover how you can simultaneously love your latte and avoid tooth stains.

Drink Coffee Through A Straw

When you drink your coffee through a straw, your teeth are not as exposed to this acidic beverage. You can simply use plastic or disposable straws for iced coffee drinks. But what about hot coffee drinks? Sticking a plastic disposable straw in your piping hot latte may cause the straw to melt. Fortunately, there is a solution available for this problem.

You can purchase straws that are designed specifically for hot coffee and other hot drinks. These straws are typically made from firm, temperature-resistant plastic. They are reusable and many brands are dishwasher safe. Simply pop one of these straws into your freshly brewed coffee, and enjoy your beverage. without worrying about staining your teeth.

Talk To Your Dentist About Preventing and Fixing Stains

If you want a long-term solution for preventing stains and yellowing, it is best to speak to your dentist. Dentists can provide unique solutions that guard your teeth from coffee and other foods and beverages that cause staining. Additionally, he or she can remove any stains you may already have. The options your dentist may offer you include:

  • plastic dental sealant that coats your teeth

  • fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth from acid

  • whitening treatments to remove discoloration and stains

Schedule an appointment with your dentist, and explain that you are concerned about coffee staining your teeth. He or she will come up with a dental treatment plan that is right for you. From there, you can continue enjoying your coffee without any worries.


7 July 2016