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Prevent Wine Stained Teeth

Regular wine drinkers understand the plight of drinking red wine at a business dinner or a date to loosen you up only to have someone comment on the fact you have something on your teeth. However, when you look at your reflection you notice all of your teeth are coated in a red or purplish hue. Most of the time you can wipe it off or drink some water and it’ll disappear. Unfortunately, some of the residue will cling on to your teeth, creating a lasting shade of red. There are ways you can avoid this from happening, but it depends on your persistence for white teeth.

Tips to Avoid Wine Stained Teeth

There are countless people reporting on various strategies you can do to avoid wine staining your teeth, but most are myths repeated over and over to the point people believe them as fact. Finding accurate strategies on the internet can be a challenge in itself, but this shouldn’t stop you from accomplishing your goal of creme colored teeth.

The most common strategy discussed is the action of brushing your teeth at least an hour before you actually start drinking red wine. This will stop residue from stacking onto your plaque and enamel, causing the staining. However, do not brush your teeth directly after you drink wine; the acidity in the wine is the perfect cocktail for many toothpastes to erode your enamel away. This is why it’s recommended to avoid home treatments involving lemon. The acidity in the lemon will cause deterioration on your enamel, allowing easier access for staining.

Drinking water while you are drinking red or white wine, will help though. The water will splash away any of the pigments lodged in the pits of your enamel. It doesn't have to be just water accompanying your glass of wine. Food is also a great deterrent for staining. Cheese, the ultimate pairing for wine isn’t just because it tastes good. The cheese, especially harder cheese, blocks the same pores with which the wine filaments would squeeze into.

 

Why Does Wine Stain Teeth?

There are three reasons why wine stains your teeth:

  • Chromogens
  • Tannins
  • Acidity

Chromogens are prominently colored substances inside a particular food or drink. The deep red hue a lot of red wines have is from the chromogens, which is why it’s recommended to drink wines with less chromogens. If the case was as simple as chromogens then white wine would be a prime choice. However, the acidity in the white wine is much higher than in a red. Deteriorating the natural coating around your teeth, the acidity creates an opening for wine particles to sneak their way into your enamel.

Finally, the tannin content helps support chromogens file away into the cracks and pits within your enamel. The higher the tannin content, the more susceptible your teeth becomes to chromogens. However, just because you’ve been drinking heavy staining wines for months or even years doesn’t mean they will be impossible to come out.

 

Beating Wine Stained Teeth

There are a variety of ways you can whiten your teeth from wine stains. There’s the expensive route of going to a dentist for a professional teeth whitening, but this option isn’t for everyone. The more accessible way is to use home teeth whitening kits, such as whitening toothpaste, whitening strips or whitening foam.

Whitening toothpaste is the most popular form of whitening as it is the easiest to acquire. Stored in almost every store with your hygienic needs you won’t have a shortage to choose from. However, like whitening strips, whitening toothpaste is known to cause damage to your enamel and gums. Although, whitening strips are seen as a more effective choice, because they form to your teeth and contain small traces of peroxide.

Whitening foam is different from the previous two in the fact it doesn’t cause damage to any exposed skin in your mouth nor is it as abrasive as whitening toothpaste. The whitening foam is a two-step process with the first step cleaning and protecting your teeth and the second step there to whiten them. Also, whitening foams, similar to the ones by Insta Dazzle, contain no peroxide, allowing those with sensitive teeth to use it with ease. Kiss those annoying wine stains goodbye, as this will give you the pearly whites you’ve dreaming of.

Sources: 

https://learn.winecoolerdirect.com/red-wine-stains-on-teeth/

https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/the-science-behind-why-wine-stains-your-teeth

https://winefolly.com/review/what-are-tannins-in-wine/

http://www.santacruzdentist.com/2013/06/why-some-foods-and-drinks-stain-teeth-more-than-others/

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