The Tea And Teeth Question

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Here’s a riddle from Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS in San Luis Obisbo CA: What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea? Why, Denis, of course.

Alright, alright. Lame jokes aside, a common concern for patients is stained teeth. In this blog post, we’ll talk about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages, including tea.

Over time, bacteria from food that sits on our teeth can create a sticky, filmy substance called plaque. Tea can stain this plaque, which may eventually turn into tartar. Plaque can be brushed and flossed away. Daily oral hygiene is vital.

Between cleanings, rinse with water after drinking tea. Be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day. If the color of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, you may want to consider Opalescence® teeth whitening.

At Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS in San Luis Obisbo CA, we can transform yellow or dull teeth. People from Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, and Arroyo Grande trust their smiles to our general dentistry services. Request an appointment today!

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4472 Broad St, Suite 160
San Luis Obispo, California


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