One or Three Holistic Teeth Whitening Treatments (Up to 81% Off)

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Coffee Stains Teeth: Color, Caffeine, and Corrosion

Coffee is one of the most common staining agents that teeth whitening combats. Find out why with Groupon’s examination of how coffee can tarnish your pearly whites.

When gazing into an inky-black cup of coffee, it’s not hard to imagine that it could stain your teeth. But while its color certainly can yellow chompers before their time, coffee has other nefarious tricks up its chemical sleeve that can leave their mark on your mouth. One is the same thing that gives a cup of joe its pep: caffeine, which also causes dehydration and decreases the production of saliva. Affectionately dubbed "the mouth's bloodstream" by the dental community, saliva naturally combats stain-causing bacterial invasions and helps protect enamel. Enamel also comes under attack from coffee’s acidity, which makes its way through the pores of each tooth’s protective coating, darkening the dentin and keeping gums up past their bedtime.

Short of giving up coffee, there are a few things you can do to prevent stains in the first place or to prolong the effects of whitening. Brushing your teeth right after draining the last drop is best, and chewing sugarless gum will help kick saliva production back into gear. If you take your coffee iced, even drinking through a straw can help—it sends the liquid right past the front teeth, where stains are most visible.

Balanced Life Institute

Established: 1995
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Weight loss, anti-aging treatments, teeth whitening
Brands Used: Red & Green Light Therapy, Ultra-Fit, Acu-Laser, and Balanced-Nutrition

The staff at Balanced Life Institute address all aspects of the human body, helping their clients achieve mental wellness, physical health, and aesthetic beauty with an integrative-medicine approach. For example, they help patrons lose weight with nutrition counseling, holistic acupuncture sessions, lymphatic massage, or noninvasive cellulite-reduction treatments. Their UltraFit cellulite-reduction treatment harnesses the power of an LED red light that works to tighten the skin and shrink fat cells. They also help patients rehabilitate from injuries with a combination of chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage, and modern physical-therapy treatments.

Focusing solely on the aesthetics end, the staff offer a slew of anti-aging treatments. They again draw on Eastern techniques to turn back time on faces, stimulating collagen production with Acu-Laser treatments during noninvasive facelifts, which can result in tighter skin. And their onsite organic teeth-whitening treatments eliminate stains from coffee and wine without harsh chemicals or a magical eraser.


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    Santa Monica

    1828 1/2 Broadway

    Santa Monica, California 90404

    310-425-3434

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In a Nutshell

Natural products scrub away wine and coffee stains without the need for harsh additives

The Fine Print

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