A while ago I decided to take part in Oasis Dental Care’s 30 day coffee challenge, where for 30 days I stop drinking coffee to discover the effects and benefits of abstaining from coffee. Anyone who knows me in real life knows that I’m obsessive with my teeth. I’ve had three different sets of braces, had my bottom jaw brought forward and my top jaw widened, and had my wisdom teeth removed. I’m also rather OCD when it comes to brushing my teeth, brushing them several times a day, I even used to carry around a spare tooth brush with me.

Despite taking a lot of care over my teeth I still drink several cups of tea and coffee, which is awful for staining your teeth. Pigments from dark-coloured drinks can become lodged in the microscopic ridges of tooth enamel, over time forming permanent, yellowish stains. Coffee is also acidic, and can erode the white layer of enamel to expose the yellow dentin beneath.

So Oasis Dental Care have challenged me to give up coffee for 30 days as well as providing me with toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, gum and whitening strips to see how this can improve the whiteness of my teeth. I’m excited to see how this will improve my teeth over the next 30 days, especially as having a nice white smile is something I’m after! I’ll write an update after the 30 days to show you how I’ve got on. Now to try and live without coffee…