The wine-lover’s guide to healthy teeth

Sharing a bottle of quality wine with friends and family, is about more than just the taste: wine has the power to enhance the flavour of certain foods or diminish that of others, while all the while tantalising our senses fm2017 건조스킨 다운로드. It has a pleasant, relaxing effect, and, from the moment you crack the cork, to the last drop, is filled with pleasant memories of times shared with our loved ones. There is definitely a certain  je ne sais quoi to the whole experience. 

However, when it comes to your teeth, there is a downside: it can harm your teeth, and stain those pearly whites. So, here are our top tips on how you can enjoy another glass of that delightful Cabernet with a smile on your face.

Do not brush your teeth right after drinking

Wine is acidic, making your tooth enamel softer for a while after drinking. If you brush your teeth while the enamel is still soft, you will erode the enamel with the toothbrush, causing the enamel to thin out over time. Thinner enamel can increase the chances of cavities, making your teeth highly sensitive to cold and heat.

Rinse your mouth with water after drinking wine, and only brush your teeth after an hour has passed.

Floss your teeth after drinking

Since you are unable to brush your teeth for an hour after drinking, it would be advisable to floss your teeth if you cannot wait for an hour to pass. Use your preferred flossing method, and ensure that you floss before you nod off to sleep. Flossing is quite important, so keep your dental floss handy and make it a priority.

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Rinse your mouth with mouthwash

After flossing, rinse your mouth with fluoride mouthwash to help remineralise the teeth and strengthen the enamel. Fluoride mouthwash also removes any remnants of wine from your teeth.

Use a straw when drinking wine

For many people, drinking wine with a straw is like committing social faux pas. However inappropriate drinking wine out of a straw might be, a straw prevents the wine from staining your teeth, ensuring that your pearly whites remain, well, pearly white.

Alcoholic drinks can damage your teeth in several ways. First, the sugars and acids in wine can cause tooth demineralisation. Secondly, alcohol causes dehydration of the oral cavity, resulting in bad breath as well as cavities. Finally, alcoholic drinks can stain your teeth and any fillings. The best way to prevent damage to your teeth after drinking wine is to follow the tips mentioned above.

For more tips on how to enjoy your wine without having to worry about your oral health deteriorating, contact a dentist in Claremont now.