Green Beer Bad For Teeth?
Aye be golly: This will stain your teeth!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 17:15 GMTBRIDGEPORT, W. Va. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Green beer may be a St. Patricks Day (Mar. 17) staple, but its hell on your teeth.
West Virginia-based dentist Dr. Robert Martino says the dye from green beer can badly stain your expensive dental work something hes seen many times with his own post-St. Paddy patients.
Martino says the key to avoiding leprechaun teeth is caring for them right after drinking.
That means a good rinsing and brushing before bed, not passing out with green beer residue still in your mouth.
He also recommends chewing a piece of sugar-free gum at the end of the night because the increased saliva will act as a natural defense against cavities from the acidic booze.
Martino says drinking through a straw is also a plus because the straw prevents liquid from directly contacting the chompers.
Chugging not sipping is also advised, since theres less time for bacteria to form in the mouth that way.