While a glass of wine has lots of benefits like lowering the risk of depression, anti-aging and possibly preventing cancer, it does not do much for dental hygiene, especially if you are trying to keep your teeth pearly white.
Keep reading to find out how you can keep red wine from staining teeth.
Brush before, not after:
Brushing your teeth after drinking wine can harm your teeth more than you might know. Because wine is acidic, the teeth enamel can be temporarily softened. This is why it is recommended to wait at least 30 minutes after enjoying your merlot or pinot noir before brushing your teeth.
Sip on some water:
Sipping on some H2O in between glasses has two major benefits. Water can help loosen up the red wine stains. The second benefit? Well, you will be able to enjoy the night without getting too happy.
A simple wet paper towel can be very effective. This will help remove wine residue.
High fiber veggies like cauliflower, broccoli and spinach require a lot of chewing, which produces saliva. This can help scrub the stains away.
Eat some Cheese:
Although we don’t recommend eating cheese if you’re trying to keep your breath fresh, pairing your favorite red wine with cheese can prevent your teeth from getting stained by coating your teeth in calcium, which makes it harder for stains to stick.
Try these tips to keep red wine stains from staining your teeth, and let us know how it goes! Do you need to whiten your teeth? Call us or go to mysagedental.com/find-locations to make an appointment.