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Teeth & red wine

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Posted by: Lara2011  (11 years ago)
Hi everyone!

Every time I drink red wine my teeth get horribly stained. Needless to say that it's pretty embarrassing showing off your wine-stained teeth at a party. Is there anything I can do to reduce the stains? Does anyone have the same problem?

Thank you for your advice!
Lara
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Posted by: Evamaria  (11 years ago)
Hi Lara,

if you are prone to purple-teeth, try drinking whites instead of reds. Unfortunately I have the same problem. My doctor says that brushing isn't always a good idea either, because your mouth is full of acid after drinking wine, and if you brush too soon, you might risk damaging your teeth and possibly making your staining problems worse. He suggested to eat a snack and drinking water to balance acid levels. I hope I the advice helps you with your problem!
Good luck!

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Posted by: keana1  (11 years ago)
Hello there,

You can take a sip of water to rinse it away. You can also take a swig of white wine.
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Posted by: johnny30  (11 years ago)
Yes, I heard a quick gulp of water can rinse it away.

Alternatively you could keep sipping the red wine until you stop caring ;)
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If red wine stains your natural teeth, there is something wrong with your teeth. Please see your dentist for an evaluation.
Posted 11 years ago
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