I would like to know if ground-coffee stains the enamel of our teeth. If so, how long and how frequent would its exposure to coffee be in order to acquire a taint or colouring? It is possible too that only additives to the coffee result in an affect to the enamel of our teeth.

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Yes...tea and wine too. Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can remove coffee stains from enamel. Organic bits of the plants stain enamel over time.

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    – Stephie
    Sep 21, 2019 at 5:21

Yes, a few cups a day of black coffee will stain your teeth noticeably over a month or two (personal experience). It's easy to fix with a whitening toothpaste. You don't need one containing bleach; the one I use contains titanium dioxide. It got rid of the staining in a few days.

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    Are you sure that actually whitens the teeth? According to this article it's merely used to make the paste look whiter, it doesn't make the teeth whiter.
    – JJJ
    Oct 2, 2019 at 10:18

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