Your morning coffee is an important start to your day. But after a while, you’ll start to notice that your daily cup of joe is working against you and leaving stains on your teeth. How can you prevent your teeth from yellowing without giving up your beloved coffee?

Luckily, there are many easy ways to slow, or even stop, coffee stains from appearing on your teeth.

Drop bad habits
The easiest way to stop stains from getting to your teeth is to stop drinking coffee. It may seem like an impossible task, but to perfectly preserve those pearly whites, it may be a last-ditch option.

Time your cup
For most people, giving up coffee may be out of the question. A good trick is to drink your coffee at certain times, rather than sipping on it all day. Take 30 minutes of your morning and drink a cup or two, then put the coffee down for the rest of the day. After you finish your coffee, you can then rinse and brush your teeth immediately after to minimize potential stains left on your teeth.

Drink smarter
If you do prefer to sip on your coffee all day, try drinking it with a straw so that the coffee doesn’t come into direct contact with your teeth. It may be a hard trick to pick up, but it will definitely slow your teeth from yellowing.

Double or triple up on products
Using a whitening toothpaste is an easy way for you to integrate teeth whitening into your daily routine. After you brush, floss and rinse with mouthwash. Doing all three together will help you fight plaque, and not only keep your teeth stronger, but also take away a potential surface that stains could hold onto.

Let the professionals handle it
Creason & Weber Family Dentistry is seasoned in teeth whitening, so let us handle it! With our Zoom! Whitening system, you’ll have noticeably whiter teeth in 90 minutes. The Zoom! system is the only in-office system that allows each treatment to be customized to the patient for optimal comfort. Zoom! Whitening can whiten your teeth up to eight shades.

For more information about West Michigan Dentistry’s Zoom! Whitening treatment, give us a call at (616) 842-0822!