May 25th is National Wine Day. However, wine, like some other beverages including coffee, can stain your teeth and contribute to poor oral health. If you are planning to celebrate with a few glasses of your favorite wine, there are a couple things you can do to keep your teeth looking great.
Choose Red Wine When Possible
Although the deep color of red wine may make it stain your teeth faster, there are other benefits to red wine that researchers have not attributed to white wine. For example, red wine may prevent certain kinds of cavity causing bacteria from sticking to your teeth. In contrast, white wine has been shown to dissolve the protective coating on the teeth, which makes them more susceptible to staining.
Brush Your Teeth After Enjoying Beverages
Whether you are enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine with dinner, get into the habit of brushing your teeth thoroughly after eating and drinking. Taking this approach reduces the chances of dealing with unsightly tooth stains and bothersome cavities. Apply fluoride toothpaste to your toothbrush and tackle your teeth for at least two minutes, spending an equal amount of time on the top and bottom rows.
Make a Dental Appointment and Ask Related Questions
For more details about how the things you drink can affect oral health, schedule an appointment at Dental Healing Arts to see Dr. Ilona Fotek, a holistic dentist. She, along with the other members of our team, can answer your questions about how the things you drink can affect your teeth.
Our dental office stands out because it incorporates natural treatments into general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. For example, your appointment might include aromatherapy and BPA-free materials. Contact us today to learn more!