Coffee and Stained Teeth

Coffee is part of the daily routine of millions of Americans. In fact, many individuals claim that it is an essential part of their morning, playing a major role in their ability to begin the day and function normally. While caffeine in coffee is a major part of countless individual’s lives, the benefits of coffee may not outweigh the fact that it has been proven to stain teeth over time. Why does this happen exactly?

Although teeth may seem smooth, the surface of teeth actually contain microscopic indentations in which dark substances, such as coffee, can become lodged.  If proper steps are not taken, these particles can cause:

  • Yellowing of the teeth
  • More severe, permanent discoloration
  • Other dental issues

While brushing can help in the prevention of coffee stains, it is often necessary for regular coffee drinkers to seek professional teeth whitening to restore your smile to its original white. To learn more about teeth whitening and consult with a professional dentist, call Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S., at (512) 259-3365 to learn more today.