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Love Coffee Without Staining Your Teeth?

Though you might not realize it, coffee shares a lot of the same qualities that your best friend does - in fact; it likely has more. It's there for you right when you wake up in the morning. It makes a strategic appearance throughout the day, making sure that you have what it takes to get the job done properly. You can also rest easy at night knowing that no matter what happens, it'll be there for you tomorrow to get things started all over again. If you're a coffee lover who DOESN'T like the stained teeth that often come along with it, there are a few key things to keep in mind.

Drink Your Coffee Through a Straw

Logic dictates that your teeth are only stained while drinking coffee when your delicious cup of Joe comes into contact with your teeth. Therefore, one of the best ways to combat this is to avoid it as much as possible. Drinking coffee through a straw does nothing to affect the quality of the drink, but if you master this technique, it can help the brew skip your teeth altogether. Just be careful when rocketing hot coffee directly into the back of your mouth, so you don't burn yourself. 


One Sip of Coffee, One Sip of Water

Another great way to combat coffee-stained teeth is to drink as much water alongside your coffee as possible. Coffee doesn't instantly stain your teeth - it only does so after it has had time to sit. A sip of water for every few sips of coffee will wash any excess liquid away before it has a chance to set in.

Whitening Gum

Finally, consider popping in a fresh piece of whitening gum after each cup of coffee to help avoid staining as much as possible. Not only will you be able to guarantee that your teeth always look their best, but you'll go a long way towards avoiding a dreaded case of "coffee breath" at the same time.