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Benefits of Drinking Through a Straw

Tuesday - September 20th, 2016
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Are you one of those people who always asks for a straw at a restaurant?

Do you use straws in your home or while at work? There are some great reasons for sipping through a straw, and some of the benefits are outlined below.

Stain protection:

Drinking through a straw can help prevent unsightly stains on your teeth from chugging dark-colored beverages like tea and coffee. Using a straw allows you to decrease direct contact with drinks that can stain your teeth.


Avoid germs from restaurant cutlery or even your own coffee mug by using a straw. This will help limit your exposure to bacteria from other people and handling so that you can enjoy the beverage of your choice, with less germs.

Reduced Exposure:

Sipping through a straw means more control over the food or drink you’re taking in, allowing you to direct the substance away from your teeth. Instead of immersing your teeth in liquid, only a portion of your teeth is exposed to the liquid, which is good news for your smile. Less exposure equals less wear and tear on your enamel.


When you’re out and about, drinking from a straw is much easier than unscrewing a cap or tilting your head back to gulp from a glass.


You are reducing your risk of choking by drinking through a straw. It also works as a safety precaution against burning your mouth or tongue on hot beverages because you are sipping a smaller amount.

Do you think you’ll make the switch to using a straw more frequently? Tell us in the comments section below!