Tea has a reputation for being a healthy beverage. However, when it comes to keeping your teeth white and bright, it’s not the best option. Believe it or not, sweet tea can actually stain your teeth more than coffee because it has a tendency to erode enamel.

Since tea does have many health benefits, we are not recommending that you completely remove it from your diet. You can keep drinking it but do so in moderation and substitute sweet tea for other healthy beverages like water whenever you can.

When you are drinking sweet tea, you should try to swallow it faster so that it doesn’t linger in your mouth for a long period of time and cause stains. If possible, you should also try to rinse your mouth with warm water after drinking sweet tea and brush your teeth. In the event you cannot get a hold of your toothbrush, chew a piece of sugarless gum as soon as you’ve drank the tea.

If you’ve noticed that sweet tea has stained your teeth, you should consider professional teeth whitening at Wainright & Wassel DDS. During this simple and safe procedure, you’ll be asked to wear a custom-made whitening tray for 30 minutes up to 2 hours per day for two to four weeks. Once you do so, you’ll reap the benefits of a smile that’s shades whiter.

Some of the most common restaurants in which customers order sweet tea include:

  • Chick Fil A
  • Bojangles
  • McDonalds
  • Local BBQ Restaurants
  • Smithfield’s Chicken and BBQ
  • Zaxbys
  • Brugger’s Bagels
  • Panera Bread
  • Cook Out
  • Char Grill

Contact Wainright & Wassel DDS Today

For further details on professional teeth whitening at Wainright & Wassel DDS, we encourage you to call our office at 919-847-1322 to schedule an appointment.