You know that feeling when you’re enjoying your night with a glass of red at dinner, only to go to the restroom and look in the mirror and see your mouth and teeth stained by the red wine? Not the best feeling ever, especially if you’re on a date. Or a work event. Or just trying to impress anyone you talk to really. Here’s how to avoid it.
1. Brush BEFORE you drink
Brushing your teeth before drinking red removes plaque on your teeth that wine loves to stick to and stain. Plus, brushing right after drinking red wine can damage your teeth! The high acidity in wine can easily wear away at your enamel- which sounds both painful and unpleasant.
2. Eat cheese!
ANOTHER reason to seize the cheese? Day = made. Eating cheese coats your teeth with a calcium buildup, saving your teeny little tooth pores from staining! Think of it as your knight in shining Asiago.
3. The lime trick
If your mouth is super purple and you need to get rid of it ASAP, grab a lime slice. It works like a magic eraser for wine-mouth. Only use this trick every once in a while, though, because limes are highly acidic and can harm your teeth after a while.
4. Use lip balm
Apply a petroleum-based lip balm before drinking red wine. This will help shield your lips from dreaded wine-mouth.