At Buckwalter Dental Care, we know how important that morning cup of coffee is for your daily routine! National Coffee Day is on September 29, and it’s a perfect day to enjoy a cup of joe and a whitening treatment! It’s common knowledge that coffee stains your teeth and that a whitening from time to time can help you combat yellowing. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to coffee, your enamel, and professional whitening from Buckwalter Dental Care:
Coffee and other dark beverages (such as tea, wine and cola) all contain certain types of polyphenols, called “tannins.” Over time, these compounds build up on your teeth, staining and discoloring them. To remove these stains, professional whitening treatments use a special type of whitening compound called a peroxide. Peroxides contain volatile oxygen molecules, which can “bleach” the stain away by destroying the chemical bonds that hold it onto your teeth.
Whitening your teeth will restore your smile, but it will not prevent future stains from building up. Most patients keep their white smiles for about a year, though proper care can extend your results for two or even three years. Yearly touch-up appointments are a great option if you want to keep your teeth white for the years and decades to come!
We know that coffee lovers will never give up their favorite caffeine fix, and that’s why we offer teeth whitening to help control coffee stains! If you’re looking to reverse stains caused by coffee consumption, contact Buckwalter Dental Care right away at (843) 815-3232, or stop by our office at 31 Innovation Dr, #2, Bluffton, SC 29910.