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Did you know that Americans spend millions of dollars every year on teeth whitening? Fortunately, as you probably know, there are a few things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and bright. However, there are a few things that can stain your teeth—including a number of drinks.

Sadly, drinking too many sweet drinks can actually hurt your teeth and damage your enamel. Specifically, sodas can cause a number of serious issues because they’re high in sugar. This sugar may become acidic in your mouth, and over time, wear down your enamel.

Coffee can also stain your teeth, especially if you take it black. The tannins in tea can also stain your teeth, as can red wine. However, you can substitute red wines for white wines.

In other words, you may be able to keep your teeth brighter by simply avoiding these drinks. If that isn’t something you want to do, you can also drink water after any of these beverages to rinse out your mouth. On a similar note, please remember to wait at least half an hour after you drink to brush your teeth. If you don’t, you could damage your teeth.

Are you interested in learning more about these drinks, or about how you can counteract the effects of these drinks? If so, please don’t hesitate to give Professional Dental & Implant Center a call at (212) 579-0552. Our team will be happy to assess the state of your mouth and to provide you with personalized advice. Our entire team, including our dentist, Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher, looks forward to hearing from you soon.