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