Let’s face it, no one wants to think about how grouchy they would be without their morning cup of coffee. Even though it isn’t the best for keeping your teeth white, your latte helps you start your day on the right note.

National Coffee Day is right around the corner so don’t forget to mark your calendars for September 29! Check out our go-to tips to help maintain your pearly white smile while enjoying your daily cup of Joe.

  1. Drink your coffee through a straw. Using a straw to drink your cold or iced coffee can help decrease the risk of stains. If you prefer your coffee hot — in which case, we do not recommend drinking through a straw — we suggest you rinse your mouth once you’re finished to wash out any lingering bacteria.
  2. Brush and floss regularly. Having a regular oral care routine will keep your smile sparkling and healthy. Remember to brush and floss twice a day. We have plenty of flosser options so you can find what best fits your unique needs.
  3. Use a whitening kit. Sometimes stains are unavoidable, in which case you can touch up your smile by using a whitening kit. Here is one we recommend.

Whether your go-to is pumpkin spice, skinny vanilla latte or traditional black, enjoy your coffee knowing you’re also protecting your smile. Share your National Coffee Day pictures with Plackers on Instagram @plackersdental.