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$69 for a dental package ($399 value)
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Oral cancer screening
- Any necessary digital x-rays
- Routine cleaning
$189 for the above package with teeth whitening ($999 value)
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.
Dental Arts Group
Within Dental Arts Group's modern facilities, specialists tend to both the form and function of teeth. They remove built-up plaque during careful cleanings, ward off cavities with preventative care, and repair existing damage with restorative work. Patients who opt for cosmetic treatments, such as Zoom! teeth whitening, can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth look healthy and white. Even those who normally dread trips to the dentist can relax at Dental Arts Group, because the practice offers sedation dentistry.
818 18th St NW Ste 505
Washington, District of Columbia 20006