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If You Drink Coffee, Stop by These Denver-Area Favorites

Posted on 2/1/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

You love that morning java, but what it does to your teeth —  not so much. The dark colored pigment found in your favorite morning drink tends to sink into the tiny pits and ridges that make up tooth enamel. Coffee is not the only culprit, of course. Any dark color liquid like soda or tea will stain, as well, but the National Coffee Association reports that Americans have a love affair with their morning brew: The association’s National Coffee Drinking Trends survey found that 63 percent of the adults in the U.S. drink it daily. And it’s not doing your enamel many favors.

 

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Do You Know What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Posted on 1/25/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

Tooth discoloration tends to be divided into two different causes: extrinsic and intrinsic. Knowing the differences between the two can help you make a strategy to prevent — and possibly treat — them.

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5 Easy Fixes for Tooth Discoloration

Posted on 1/18/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

A beautiful smile is anchored by white teeth, but, for most Americans, getting that perfect smile is likely to mean visiting your dentist for a few whitening sessions or other cosmetic procedures. But you shouldn’t feel bad about the discoloration that appears on your teeth when everyday activities can add to the issue or bring it about in the first place. As you age, too, the enamel on your teeth wears down, making it easier for them to become discolored.

That being said, there are some easy ways you can ward off tooth discoloration in between visits to your dentist for whitening sessions.

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