red wine stain the enamel of your teeth

Why Does Red Wine Stain the Enamel of Your Teeth?

It is normally easy for a dentist to spot those who regularly drink wine. This elixir can often stain our teeth if consumed in excess. What factors cause this unintentional consequence? Let us take a look at three variables.

  • Colour-producing microorganisms known as “chromogens” can stick to our teeth.
  • Tannic acid will also contribute to these stains.
  • As tooth enamel is porous, the two substances mentioned above can penetrate far beneath the surface.

If you’re a red wine drinker, you’re most likely aware of wine’s uncanny ability to stain your teeth. Therefore, rinse your mouth after drinking red wine. Also, eat food while drinking wine to lessen the affect on your teeth. And get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months to keep them sparkling white.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.