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Coffee Compatibility: Making CandidPro Work with Your Coffee Habit

January 11, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lrfamily @ 1:46 pm
A cup of coffee

Are you in need of orthodontic treatment, but don’t want the “metal mouth” that comes with traditional braces? If so, CandidPro offers a discreet and convenient solution. However, if you’re a coffee lover, you may need to take a few extra precautions. It’s natural to want to enjoy your favorite brew, but clear aligners may not mix with dark coffee.

If you want to learn more about CandidPro and how you can still partake of your morning joe, continue reading.

How Does CandidPro Work?

CandidPro uses clear aligners to gradually shift your teeth into more desirable positions. This creates a comfortable and nearly invisible alternative to traditional braces. These custom-made aligners are designed to fit snugly over your teeth and are removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.

How Does Coffee Affect CandidPro Aligners?

Coffee is incredibly popular—enjoyed by close to 50 percent of the US population alone! Many patients can’t kick their java jones, so they’ll want to drink it even while going through CandidPro treatment. However, coffee can stain teeth (and aligners) over time. The deep brown will soak into the clear plastic and turn them yellow. If you chose CandidPro for discretion, coffee stains will take you in the other direction!

How Can I Enjoy Coffee with CandidPro?

If you want to continue your caffeine habit while continuing your orthodontic treatment, here are some tips:

Take Your Aligners Out

The easiest way to avoid staining your aligners is to take them out before you drink. You should be doing this anyway!

Drink Through a Straw

When enjoying coffee with clear aligners, consider using a straw to minimize direct contact between the coffee and your teeth. This can help reduce the risk of staining and maintain the clarity of your aligners.

Rinse with Water

After drinking coffee, rinse your mouth with water to help wash away any residue and minimize the impact of staining. Swishing water around your mouth can help neutralize acidity and reduce the risk of discoloration.

Brush Regularly

Maintaining good oral hygiene habits is necessary when undergoing clear aligner treatment. Brush your teeth thoroughly after your morning cup and gently scrub your aligners with mild dish soap to prevent staining.

Limit Consumption

While it’s possible to enjoy coffee with CandidPro, moderation is key. Limit your coffee consumption to reduce the risk of staining and maintain the clarity of your aligners. Consider enjoying your coffee during designated times rather than constantly sipping throughout the day.

Consider Lighter Options

You could try lighter roasts of coffee to minimize stains. These typically have less intense coloration compared to straight black joe. However, it’s important to find a balance. Lighter coffee options tend to be sweeter, but also more acidic. So, try to grab options diluted with milk such as lattes or cappuccinos.

So, it’s not impossible to enjoy coffee with CandidPro, but you do have to put in a little extra effort. With proper care and consideration, you can maintain the clarity of your aligners while still sipping your favorite brew!

About the Practice

Ready to take the plunge with CandidPro? The friendly dental experts at Little Rock Family Dental Care can help! They use advanced dental technology and techniques to evaluate your teeth for your customized treatment. They strive for excellence with every patient, so you know you’re in great hands. Call (501) 514-9205 to schedule a CandidPro consultation or visit the website to learn more.

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