Are you worried that your coffee habit is doing something fairly awful to your smile but you aren’t sure? Perhaps you’re of the school of thought that believes the benefits of coffee drinking far outweigh the negatives. In any case, you may find that you would like to ask us your questions but you don’t want to come across as a slightly over-the-top coffee monster. No worries! We meet coffee drinkers on a daily basis and are more than happy to help you resolve any confusion you’ve been experiencing regarding keeping your oral health safe without giving up your daily java.
Is Coffee Making My Teeth Hurt?
It’s entirely possible that drinking coffee is causing some discomfort. First, remember that acid is a contributor to the erosion of your enamel (the outer layer of your teeth). When acid eats away at this layer, the sensitive tissue beneath becomes exposed. Once this happens, when you drink hot coffee, your nerves react strongly on contact, leading to even greater sensitivity. To protect your smile and to address all possible oral health issues leading to sensitivity, come see us for a visit.
Why Doesn’t My Coffee-Drinking Friend Have Stains?
It’s important to remember that several factors affect how white your teeth remain. Your friend might drink more or less coffee than you, may have better dental hygiene, may rinse and brush after each cup, may chew sugarless gum after snacks, and may have even received cosmetic care. Comparing your smile to someone else’s can cause confusion. For the best in figuring out what’s happening with your own grin, come in for a dental care visit, so we can protect the beauty of your smile as well as your oral health.