The susceptibility of the outermost surface of our teeth (enamel) towards accumulation of stain producing food is high due to the microscopic pits and fissures found on its surface.
When food and drink particles get stuck in those gaps, they form an extrinsic stain, which just means that the outermost layer of your tooth is discolored. But the longer the particles stayin the gaps,they start to affect other layers of the tooth as well.
Coffee and tea contain a substance called Tannin. Tannin can bind to the ions found in the salivary pellicle which forms a coating on your teeth, giving it a yellow appearance
TIPS ON HOW TO REDUCE THE STAINING EFFECT OF COFFEE & TEA ON YOUR TEETH
i) Addition of milk to coffee and tea has been proven to reduce staining due to the presence of casein in milk.
DO YOU DRINK ENOUGH WATER?
Drinking water with fluoride can help prevent caries and promote cavity-free smiles.
Water cleanses off unwanted sugar and acids from food and drinks that can potentially erode the outer surface of your tooth. Water also dilutes the acid produced by bacteria in the mouth and hence protects your tooth.
**Credit : Teeth Talk Magazine**
Looking for dentist near you?! Are you staying around Shah Alam area or Kepong? Well, we have an awesome news for you!!
We are having a promo on Teeth Whitening treatment (from RM599) AND braces for students.
( T&C Apply)
For further enquiries / appointment booking, you can contact us at :
1st DENTAL CLINIC, BUKIT JELUTONG
2-1-01 D’Vida Jalan Bazar U8/101