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the tea and teeth question

What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea?
Why, Denis, of course.

Joking aside, a common concern for patients in Ponoka, Camrose Leduc, Wetaskiwin and just about everywhere else in Alberta can be stained teeth. I’m Dr. Tim Mahoney. Today, let’s talk a little bit about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages including tea.

Over time tea can stain the plaque that may eventually turn into tartar. Plaque can be brushed and flossed away. Thorough daily rituals of oral cleaning are valuable for this. Tartar (which forms if the plaque remains on the teeth for over 24 hours) on the other hand will need to be removed in the office during teeth cleaning appointments. Either way, between cleanings a wise method for avoiding tea staining is to rinse with water after drinking tea or eating something and then to be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day.

If the colour of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, there is always teeth whitening as an option. Our other services include:
Invisalign invisible braces
general dentistry
dental implants
cosmetic dentistry
sedation dentistry

The cost of living is going up all around us. Come in and let us share our competitive pricing, financial options, and superb service with you. Cosmetic dentistry may be less expensive than you think.

Our specialty is cosmetic dentistry. A popular service in our office is cosmetic dentistry. Wetaskiwin dentist would love to do dental implants if that appeals to you. Veneers, dental implants, crowns, partials–whatever you need.

Now you know that tea doesn’t have to stain teeth permanently. What’s your next question?

Dr. Tim Mahoney