Preventing Wine Stains on the Teeth

Do you enjoy drinking a glass of red wine, but hate how it immediately leaves a purplish stain on your front teeth? Luckily, there are a number of excellent oral hygiene habits that can allow you to drink red wine without the embarrassment of a stained smile. Instead of pouring your favorite bottle of red wine down the drain, have your pinot and drink it too with these easy prevention tips from Dr. Frame, cosmetic dentist in Santa Clara.

1. Drink Seltzer Water or Club Soda – Similar to how the carbonation in seltzer can help remove a stain on carpeting, it can also help prevent the awkward reddish glow on your teeth after drinking red wine. In between sips of your wine of choice, be sure to swirl seltzer water around in your mouth to fight against stains.

2. Wipe Away the Wine – While it can be effective to simply sop up the stain with a tissue, there are currently Wine Wipes on the market that have added ingredients to eliminate the tannins in red wine that cause stains. After a few sips of wine, wipe away the tannins for a clean and refreshed smile.

3. Eat Some Veggies – Since crunchy vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower contain an immense amount of fiber, these crudités are known for acting as a natural scrubber for the enamel of teeth. Snacking on these vegetables also produces more saliva to effortlessly wash away the stains of red wine.

If you are already noticing the signs of a wine-stained smile, in-office professional teeth whitening can also be an exceptional option for eliminating those pesky discolorations. To learn more about your options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Frame, expert in teeth whitening in Santa Clara.

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