Coffee may get you going in the morning, but it won’t make your teeth whiter. Coffee stained teeth occur over time, and these stains can make you self-conscious. But you don’t need to live with coffee stained teeth.
Why Coffee Stained Teeth Happen
Coffee stained teeth occur when tannins in the coffee build up on tooth enamel. (1) Good oral hygiene can help reduce coffee stained teeth, but that isn’t always enough. Tooth whitening toothpaste, such as Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid toothpaste, can remove up to 90% of stains on the tooth surface after 14 days. But sometimes you need something stronger to clean coffee stained teeth.
Solutions for Coffee Stained Teeth
You have many options to improve the appearance of coffee stained teeth.
- Dramatic Whitening: Crest 3D White Whitestrips Advanced Vivid can help improve coffee stained teeth and provides noticeable whitening results after three days of use.
- Gentle Whitening: If you have teeth sensitive to whitening, Crest 3D White Whitestrips Gentle Routine can help improve the appearance of coffee stained teeth gradually, with only five minutes a day of use.
- Ongoing Whitening: Crest 3D White Whitestrips Stain Shield is designed to remove stains caused by food, beverages, and tobacco, and to help prevent a recurrence of coffee stained teeth. (2), (3)
Keep a toothbrush and toothpaste at work for use after you have had your morning coffee. Not convenient? Even rinsing your mouth with water after drinking coffee can help maintain your whiter, brighter teeth.
- Vogel R. Intrinsic and extrinsic discolouration of the dentition: A review. Journal of Oral Medicine 1975;30:99-104