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How do I clean my teeth after coffee?

I am a 24 year old female. I want to know how can I clean my teeth after coffee?

16 Answers

By brushing them gently.
Primarily by rinsing with water and brushing since coffee dissolves in water. The longer the time you wait the more the coffee will sink in and permanently stain your teeth
I recommend waiting 30 minutes after any acidic beverage before cleaning your teeth. I recommend brushing with a whitening toothpaste to help remove and prevent coffee stains. If you are out on the go, I would stick with some quick mouthwash or some xylitol gum.
With regular toothpaste
After drinking coffee, I would immediately rinse my mouth with water to neutralize the pH in your mouth
First, drink water or rinse your mouth with water because water acts as a buffer to the acidic nature of coffee. Don't brush your teeth immediately as coffee is acidic in nature and this
can further damage enamel and dentin of the teeth. Wait for 30 minutes before brushing and flossing. Use of an electric toothbrush is more effective than a manual toothbrush. Get your teeth cleaned regularly with your dentist and also try to not sip your coffee, but drink it as that causes less stains on your teeth.
I hope this is helpful.

Thank you,

Dr. Gurpreet

Simply brushing and flossing well after coffee will suffice.
For any coffee lover, I strongly recommend using a Sonicare toothbrush. Using regularly a Sonic technology brush will keep your teeth clean and stain free.

Brush with toothbrush, toothpaste and cool water. Feel free to try a whitening toothpaste as they are abrasive and can polish away stains.

After coffee or after eating or drinking anything, you should rinse with water since we don't carry our toothbrush with us all the time. Flossing and brushing every day are easy steps to avoid dental complicated and expensive procedures. Everyone should visit the dentist at least every 6 months for a check-up and a professional cleaning.
I will assume that you are actually asking how to avoid staining your teeth with coffee. First, which I personally don't do - is drink the coffee through a straw so that the coffee doesn't actually contact and then stain your teeth. During the day, rinse your mouth out with plain water after drinking the coffee to rinse it off your teeth. Brush, gently but often to remove the coffee particles using a toothpaste that is mildly abrasive, such as a baking soda toothpaste or one made for brightening your teeth. Good luck.
After coffee, drink a glass of water, wait 30 minutes, apply pea sized amount of toothpaste to toothbrush, then brush the front, back, and chewing surfaces of your teeth.

Best wishes,

Dr. Stoddart
It sounds like you are concerned with staining of coffee on your teeth. I would recommend having a whitening treatment done with your dental office as they can provide a higher strength whitening than you can purchase over the counter. Depending on the staining, you may need multiple treatments or just one. Some teeth do not take whitening products and you may discuss that with your dentist.
Hope this helps!
Once a week it is ok to use a blend of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to try to remove any stubborn coffee stains on your teeth. Regular morning and evening brushing a fluoride toothpaste and routine visits to your dental office for hygiene visits are also a must, especially if you want to keep your teeth not only healthy but white and bright!
Brush them very well and floss.
Portable toothbrush or just brush after every meal.

Best Regards,

Dr. Barry Deirmenjian