Your Mundelein Dentists at Markiewicz Dental Answer Your Question: Does Red Wine Stain My Teeth?

As Cosmetic Dentists who provide beautiful Crowns and Veneers and offer Teeth Whitening, Dr. Anthony and David Markiewicz along with their team help you maintain your beautiful smile and your dental health.


“The strength of your enamel and how prone you are to plaque buildup is key to how much your teeth might stain,” said Dr. Uchenna Akosa, head of Rutgers Health University Dental Associates.

When you drink red wine, you’re encountering a triple threat to your teeth’s whiteness:

  • The pigments in the grapes that give red wine its rich color.
  • The tannins, which help bind the pigment to your teeth.
  • The acidity found in wine, which etches your enamel, making it more porous and easier for the stain to stick to the tooth.

So, how do you reduce staining from Red Wine?

  • Plaque can make it appear that your teeth are stained, so you should brush your teeth 30 minutes before drinking red wine — but not right after, since toothpaste can cause more etching.
  • Avoid mixing wines.Don’t drink white wine before red wine, because the extra acid in the white wine will worsen the staining.


  • Have some water.Swishing water in your mouth after drinking wine helps reduce the wine’s acidity and stimulates saliva flow, this helps maintain the ideal pH in your mouth.
  • Chew your food. Chewing also stimulates saliva. Cheese is a perfect partner to wine because it stimulates saliva and reduces the acidity from the wine.
  • Get regular dental cleanings. Cleanings help remove plaque, an acidic substance that damages your tooth enamel. If not cleaned, it can lead to cavities.


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