We know that our patients love to relax with a nice glass of red wine, but this habit can result in purple-tinted teeth. National Wine Day is coming up, and at Skutak Dental, we want to offer our patient family some tips and tricks to keep your smile bright even after drinking a glass of wine (or two glasses, we won’t tell!) Here are a few ways you can enjoy red wine as well as a brilliant smile:
Though it seems more intuitive to brush immediately after drinking a glass of wine, it’s actually better to brush before. Since wine is acidic, it’s actually not a great idea to brush right after drinking because this can cause premature wear. Furthermore, the pigments in red wine attach to plaque that is present on your enamel, and this is what causes staining. Brushing before you enjoy a glass of wine will help remove plaque and prevent stains.
Coming in for six-month oral exams and cleanings will ensure that your teeth are free of plaque and tartar. Your teeth will be buffed and polished, which can help remove minor stains and discoloration that are often the result of our dietary habits.
White wine is free of the tannins and pigments that can stain your teeth, so switching up your wine habits and enjoying a glass of white wine like a Riesling or Pinot Grigio may do the trick!
High-fiber foods help your mouth produce more saliva and “scrub” wine away from your teeth. Luckily, red wine pairs well with high-fiber snacks, so you can use your pearly whites as an excuse to splurge on a charcuterie board with your glass of red wine!
A simple whitening from Skutak Dental can reverse years of staining and yellowing caused by the natural aging process and the consumption of dark beverages like red wine. Professional-grade whitening agents break the molecules holding stains onto your enamel and bleach them to make your teeth whiter and brighter in no time!
If whitening doesn’t do the trick, we also offer porcelain veneers that can cover a wide range of cosmetic imperfections. Veneers can enhance your smile and give you whiter teeth in a single appointment. They can also improve the shape and spacing of your teeth, correcting multiple issues all at once!
If you’re a fan of red wine, or you would simply like to enhance your smile with a whitening or veneers, we would be happy to help! Contact our team to learn more about your options and schedule a consultation with Dr. Skutak. You can reach us at (715) 355-4433 or stop by our office at 700 Eagle Nest Boulevard, Suite E, Rothschild, WI 54474. We can’t wait to meet you and see you smile!