Can You Drink Iced Coffee
With Braces?

Iced coffee will stain your teeth less than hot coffee, but not in the way you believe.

Dark-colored beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, or soda can stain the brackets and bands of your braces. 

Cold brewing in the traditional sense relies on time to transfer coffee flavorings to the beverage, rather than heat. Cold dripped coffee contains fewer polyphenols, but also up to 70% fewer acids.

What you're likely to find at your local coffee shop is a beverage made with espresso that contains fewer polyphenols than drip coffee (about a third of what there is in drip coffee).

While both iced and hot coffee stain teeth, iced coffee has a lower staining effect due to its lower polyphenol content. If you prefer iced coffee, avoid staining by drinking it through a straw.

Dental discoloration is exceedingly difficult to remove. After each cup of coffee, recommend rinsing your teeth. Additionally, you must brush your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes each.

You may drink whatever you want, but keep in mind that some beverages contain sugar and may contribute to the development of cavities.

If you have braces, however, it’s advisable for you to visit an orthodontist every six months. As long as you brush and floss properly while wearing braces, you should be able to eat a relatively normal diet. Simply avoid the foods that your orthodontist has recommended you to avoid.

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By: Douglas

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