Tea or coffee… what causes more enamel damage?

A lot of people enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. It acts to kick start the day in their busy and stressful routine life.

Your friendly cup of tea/coffee could turn out to be the enemy of your teeth!

But beware! Do you know this daily morning routine could affect your dental health…?

We can say if tea and coffee can stain clothes it can stain teeth as well!

“life is like a cup of coffee or tea, no matter how bitter or staining it may be…but still it is enjoyable.


As far as staining is concern tea has more adverse effects than coffee as it has a higher number of tannins. Tannins cause colour compounds to stick to your teeth which further lead to discoloration or brown/black staining of teeth.

Added sugar in tea or coffee is another factor for tooth decay. On the other hand, coffee which contains caffeine can also cause dehydration, dry mouth and enamel erosion.

“Enjoy your favourite cup with a smile”


Healing Ray Clinic, Gurgaon, dentists suggest some of the preventive measures

  • Limit your tea/coffee intake.
  • Drink more water.
  • Cut back sugar.
  • And most important visit your dentist every 6 months for cleaning.