Wine doesn’t just erode your teeth; it can also stain them. While many people may consider red wine to be the culprit when it comes to wine, white wine can be just as bad. Both types of wines contain acids and tannins that make teeth porous and more prone to staining from food and beverages. Once your teeth have accumulated stains, the only way to remove them is through teeth whitening treatments.
Brushing your teeth after enjoying a glass of wine is not the answer. The harsh scrubbing action of brushing can further damage acid-softened enamel. Instead, rinsing your mouth with water after drinking juices, wines or carbonated beverages can help reduce the damage. Eating cheese, which neutralizes acids and is rich in bone-building calcium, may also be beneficial. Wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth.
Contact our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ghasri, to learn more or to schedule your consultation.
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