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Do caffeinated drinks stain teeth more?

02/26/2007

Question:

im working on a science project, does caffeinated drinks stain teeth more than decaffeinated drinks? My results are 1. caffeinated coffee 2. decaffeinated coffee 3.caffeinated tea 4.decaffeinated tea 5. caffeinated cola 6.decaffeinated cola

can you please give me some backup information.

Answer:

I am not aware of any published studies that compare caffeinated stain to decaffeinated stain.  You may be on to something!

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Response by:

Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University