Artistic Touch Dentistry wants you to know that drinking wine after having your teeth whitened may not be the best thing to do. A recent study, reported by Dentistry Today, based on research from Brazil found “that the stains produced from wine were more damaging than even coffee stains can be. The group of researchers from a practice in Sao Paolo, Brazil explored the staining that resulted from red wine and coffee before and after a teeth-whitening treatment. The molars were broken into 11 groups utilizing wine, coffee and a control substance.”
The research also indicated that, “there wasn’t much change in the concentration of the carbamide peroxide during the whitening treatment. When the treatment concluded, however, there was a large difference in the concentration involving the groups treated with coffee and red wine.” Based on the research conducted, after the treatment was finished, the red wine and coffee stained the enamel and the stains from the wine were definitively worse.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that, “virtually all adults (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset. 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. Three-quarters (74%) of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chance for career success.” Teeth whitening has become extremely popular over the past few years, as people have been taking more pride in their smiles. If you are looking for teeth whitening then give our staff at Artistic Touch Dentistry a call to schedule an appointment.