It’s time to talk all about wine and your smile health! If you think you already know all there is to know about choosing red or white, how drinking wine can affect your teeth, and more, think again: You might not know all there is to know! To test your knowledge and level of mastery over your beloved vino, it just might be time to buckle down for a moment and try out our brief but highly informative quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: Both red and white wines can cause your smile to become discolored, even though it may seem as though only red wine can cause this problem.
  2. True or False: It’s possible that red wine may offer your smile health some benefits, even though drawbacks still exist.
  3. True or False: Red wine is a very common culprit when it comes to the discoloration of your smile. However, it’s a treatable problem with the use of cosmetic dental care.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. Surprisingly enough to many of our patients, both red and white wines can affect the color of your smile. Both will erode your enamel through acid erosion, which exposes a greater amount of dentin (the next layer of tooth tissue, which is yellow). Red also deposits pigments in your enamel.
  2. True. Though it can damage your smile in certain ways, red wine may offer smile health benefits through its antioxidants, which may help prevent tooth decay and gum problems.
  3. True. Like other deep, dark pigments in foods and drinks, those found in red wine can lead to a yellowed or dimmed smile. Fortunately, cosmetic treatments can easily help you erase or camouflage this problem. Everything from bonding or whitening to veneers present a solution.

Protect Your Teeth With Advice Gathered During Visits

Keep in mind that your visits are a wonderful time to pick up extra details you need to keep your smile healthy. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.