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Do you ever worry about the health of your teeth? Do you ever wonder if there is anything you could do—or should avoid doing—if you’d like to keep your teeth lustrous? For instance, you may have heard, brushing and flossing are important. Still, did you know that certain drinks can actually have a negative impact on your pearly whites?

For instance, you may know that some drinks—including coffee, soda, tea, and wine— can actually stain your teeth. However, would you be surprised to hear that there are a few things you can do to avoid this problem? For example, the type of drink you choose is important. If you choose to drink tea, please choose a light-colored tea. Similarly, if you’re interested in drinking wine, remember that white wine is less likely to stain your teeth than red wine is. However, red wine can help you fight off inflammations that could lead to gum disease. You can also mix milk into your coffee, which might prevent staining.

However, unlike red wine, alcohol can make you more vulnerable to gum disease. Sadly, consuming too much alcohol can irritate your gums, which may ultimately lead to this issue. To make matters worse, if you don’t address gum disease, it could become much worse. Ultimately, it could even lead to tooth loss.

If you’re interested in hearing more about how certain drinks can impact your smile, we invite you to give North Texas Smiles in Fort Worth, Texas, a call at 817-732-9341. Our dentist, Dr. Justin Warcup, and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have and help you keep your teeth healthy and bright. We’re eager to hear from you.