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Our office is now re-opened Monday through Friday to serve our patients. Some changes to scheduling and service have been made that you will notice throughout the building to best protect our patients and staff alike. Thank you in advance for being accommodating to these changes!

Sincerely, Dr. Patrick Sharkey, Dr. Patty Martin, and Dr. Kimberly Murdoch
Coffee and Your Teeth - What to Know!
Posted on 3/10/2021 by Michael Mettler
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Coffee is well-known as being hazardous to teeth, but there are things you can do besides cut it out completely. Here are some things to know about coffee’s effects on your oral health and diet, as well as how to mitigate them.

Contrary to popular belief, the pigments that give coffee its color can stain your teeth regardless of whether you take your coffee black or with cream. These pigments embed themselves in microscopic crevices and pits in your tooth enamel and are difficult to remove. To counteract this, don’t give the pigments time to set. When drinking coffee, drink quickly instead of sipping over a long period. Enjoy, then rinse your mouth with water to help neutralize the acid. In addition, following your recommended schedule of dental cleanings with one of our hygienists at Alder Family Dental in Walla Walla can help prevent stains. Whitening can improve the color of your teeth if mild staining has started. Ask our Doctors about the options we have how best to keep your smile bright including Zoom! and Sinsational Smile.

Coffee can have minor benefits for your nutrition, but there are also things to beware. Drinks that are high in dairy fat or sugar can add substantial calories, as well as contributing to the chance of tooth decay. Try making your own coffee at home, where you can control the ingredients used. Minimize your use of creamer and sugar, or try using non-fat or sugar-free substitutes.

Coffee can still be a healthy party of your life if you take some care to protect your teeth. For more tips or to schedule a professional cleaning, contact our office. We'd love to see you soon! Call us today at 509-525-9474.
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