The doctors say that a glass of red wine a day will keep your health going for a long time, especially your heart. But no more than a glass a day. At every social gathering, you will find yourself clinging a glass of wine with your friends, coworkers or your loved ones. But on the long run, the result of drinking red wine is purple-tinged teeth. Here are a few tips that can help you get rid of that purple smile.

Brushing before, not after

You may think that if you are going to brush your teeth when you see that purple-toothed smile in the mirror, everything will be fine. But, actually, alcohol has a high acid level that will wear down the tooth’s enamel layer. Brushing your teeth after you’ve had something to drink will only wear that layer further. Instead, try to brush your teeth before going out. If there are any signs of plaque in your mouth, the wine will cling to it and stain it. So if you remove the plaque from your teeth before you drink, you will decrease the chances of a wine stained smile.

Drink sparkling water

Another thing you can do is drink sparkling water. This is good not only to ensure that you will not get carried away and drink too much, but will also keep the wine stains away. Rinse your mouth a little with the water to allow the bubbles to clear away the stains. This is one of the most efficient ways of removing fresh stains.

Eat cheese

Everybody knows that wine and cheese go well together, but the taste is not the only reason. Eating cheese will increase the calcium build up on your teeth and will also close the tiny pores on the teeth surface. As a result, it will be harder to stain your teeth with wine. Try eating hard cheese because that is the one that has more calcium than the others, and it is healthier.

Fibers

Spinach, salad, broccoli, potatoes, and brussel sprouts are all high in fiber and will help your mouth produce more saliva. The saliva will scrub away the wine stains as you chew. After a few bites, the stains will be cleared away, and your smile will be as white as ever

No white wine before

Almost everybody starts to drink first white wine thinking “let’s take things slow”, but the next thing you know you find yourself guzzling Pinot Noir glass after glass.  In fact, this is a bad thing. The white wine is highly acidic and will only wear out the enamel. This way, the red wine you drink after, will taint your teeth more. You need to restrain yourself from this habit if you have it.