|Mmmm...reds go so well with Sweet Dutchess!|
Oh how can I continue to turn my back to my reds, whose full-bodied richness beckons to me over the lighter whites?
So I made the move and researched how to practically avoid dreaded purple teeth when enjoying a fine red—without carrying a straw, a whitening pen or peroxide mouthwash in my purse. Because really.
1. Plaque on the surface of your teeth will absorb the color, so brush your teeth before (but not immediately before, to avoid tainting your palate) sipping reds.
2. Slap some petroleum-based lip gloss/balm on before you get into the goods. Inevitably, the coating will transfer to your teeth, acting as a light barrier to prevent the wine's color from sticking.
3. Swish some water around in your mouth (sparkling is ideal) between glasses to rinse residuals off your pearly whites.
4. Excuse yourself and give your chompers a quick scrub with some tissue or cloth. Rub that red outta there.
5. Hit up the vegetable tray. Those healthy goodies will scrub your teeth and produce extra saliva to wash tannins right outta town. For a double whammy, chow down on some hard cheese which will coat your teeth with calcium and prevent staining.
And there you have it!
I will, most definitely, toast to that!
If you have any other tips for preventing red wine stains on teeth, please send them our way!
Salute, sweet friends! Here's to us all.
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