Most of us can’t live without a daily dose of coffee to jump-start the day, but could the beverage that puts morning smiles on our faces also be making those smiles less brilliant?
How Does Coffee Stain Teeth?
Although the enamel of your teeth is the hardest substance in the human body, it is not flat and smooth. On the contrary, your tooth enamel contains microscopic pits and ridges that can hold particles of food and drink.
Pigments from dark-colored drinks such as coffee, tea, and soda can become embedded in those cracks and ridges and, if the proper steps are not taken, can cause permanent, yellowing stains on your teeth.
Does Coffee Stain Teeth Less If You Add Cream?
While it may seem that lighter-colored coffee would stain less, the same pigments and acids are present in coffee with cream as black coffee; thus, adding any sort of whitener to your coffee will not prevent your teeth from becoming stained, unless you put significantly less coffee in your cup to make room for the cream.
The Answer to No-More Coffee Stains!
CLEAR COFFEE – YES, THAT’S RIGHT – CLEAR COFFEE!
The clear coffee — which is sold under the somewhat confusing brand name CLR CFF — is a completely colorless liquid that is sold in a clear bottle. The result is a drink that looks like water, but is actually a caffeinated beverage made with arabica coffee beans.
As the company describes it, there are no preservatives, stabilizers, sugars or sweeteners, and it carries just a few calories per serving, just like regular coffee, but because it’s clear it won’t stain your teeth.
Its creators are remaining particularly tight-lipped about exactly how they managed to achieve a completely clear coffee beverage, choosing to describe the production process as being “methods which have never been used before.” Adding “Due to this combination of technology and high quality ingredients a drink has been developed which is unique in taste and flavor,” for a little extra ambiguity.
Just another handy tip from Dr. Corne Smith, one of the best cosmetic dentists in Cape Town Claremont. Should you have some stains you want to remove, why not contact the practice for your whitening options offered by Corne Smith Dentistry.