Medindia
Advertisement

Tips to Prevent 'Wine Teeth' this Holiday Season

by Iswarya on December 22, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Tips to Prevent 'Wine Teeth' this Holiday Season
Rutgers dental expert gives few tips to prevent wine teeth by explaining the connection between the wine's nature and your tooth enamel in much simpler terms.

Why do some people's teeth stain after drinking red wine and how can you prevent it while imbibing during the holidays?
Advertisement


The answer lies in understanding the relationship between the nature of wine and your tooth enamel, says Uchenna Akosa, a dentist who heads Rutgers Health University Dental Associates in New Brunswick, N.J., the faculty practice of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.

"When you drink red wine, you're encountering a triple threat to your teeth's whiteness: anthocyanins, the pigments in grapes that give red wine its rich color; tannins, which help bind the pigment to your teeth; and the acidity found in wine, which etches your enamel, making it more porous and it easier for the stain to stick. The strength of your enamel and how prone you are to plaque build-up is key to how much your teeth might stain," says Akosa.
Advertisement

Here are Akosa's tips for preventing wine teeth:

Brush before, but not immediately after, drinking:†"Since plaque can make it look like your teeth are stained, you should brush your teeth 30 minutes before drinking, but not right after since toothpaste can cause more etching."

Don't drink white wine before red wine:†"The extra acid in the white wine will exacerbate the staining."

Schedule regular dental cleanings to keep your enamel in the best shape.

Source: Newswise
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
'Hybrid Immunity' may Help Elude COVID-19 Pandemic
Stroop Effect
Plant-Based Diet may Reduce the Risk of COVID-19
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Travel 

Recommended Reading
Anti-Aging Treatment with Vinotherapy or Wine Facials
Experience the bliss of vinotherapy - the power of grapes for a kissable skin....
Wine may Reduce Plaque Build-up in Arteries of Diabetic Patients
Diabetic patients with plaque build-up in arteries showed a decreased amount of debris level in ......
Antioxidants in Red Wine can Prevent Fat Build Up in The Heart
Antioxidants found in red wine, when released slowly over time can promote healing and lessen fat .....
How Does Wine Protect the Neurons From Parkinsonís Disease?
Food compounds in wine are responsible for this health benefit in protecting against the onset of .....

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use