Never Have “Wine Mouth” Again!Imagine this: you’re at a mixer at the W Hotel and a potential client walks up. However, due to your choice of Merlot for the evening, your teeth are no longer their normal pearly white color, but a light-grey purple. Can you think of anything more embarrassing? Lake Austin Family Dental has found a solution – they’re called Wine Wipes. You’re welcome.
Why Wine Stains Teeth
As many of you may or may not know, wine is an acidic substance. Due to this, it slightly wears teeth down at the microscopic level, making it more susceptible to absorbing pigment. Additionally, red wine contains a molecule called “tannin”, which has a high binding capacity – thus, causing it to bind to the surface of your precious ivories. If you want to avoid this staining process beforehand, we suggest eating protein such as cheese to create a sort of barrier before you begin sipping your vino. Scheduling regular cleanings can help remove built-up stains caused by tannins if you are a consistent connoisseur of wine, tea, or coffee.
How Wine Wipes Can Help You
These handy little wipes, made of all natural ingredients (including hydrogen peroxide, calcium, potassium), are the answer to your wine woes. Worry no more as you’re able to simply wipe away the subtle purple color and return your smile to its dazzling white color. The wipes are small enough to throw in your pocket, wallet, or clutch and some packs also come with a convenient little mirror as well if there isn’t one in sight. Additionally, Wine Wipes are subtly flavored with orange, so they won’t interfere with the taste of your second glass.
In addition to the Wine Wipes, there are a few other tips that can help you avoid “wine mouth”.
- Gum – popping in a piece of gum after a glass will help facilitate the production of saliva, which will quickly neutralize the acidity.
- Brushing teeth – A no brainer, but not always convenient.
- Teeth Whitening – Lake Austin Family Dental offers a variety of whitening solutions to help turn tannin-stained teeth into a bright white smile.
Dr. Harris at Lake Austin Family Dental highly recommends Wine Wipes! To see what they can do for you, join us at the Texas Women in Business happy hour event on May 21st at Gourmet Gadgets and Goods to get a sample!