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My teeth stains... what should I do?

Your smile is one of your most valuable assets, and it's no secret that a bright, radiant smile can boost your confidence and leave a lasting impression. However, over time, many of us experience teeth staining, which can dim the brilliance of our smiles and affect our first impression from others.

Why Do Teeth Stain?

Teeth staining is a natural process that can occur due to a variety of factors. Understanding why it happens can be the first step in achieving a whiter, brighter smile.

  1. Dietary Habits: Foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, and certain berries contain pigments that can adhere to the enamel of your teeth, causing stains over time.

  2. Tobacco Use: Smoking or using tobacco products can lead to stubborn yellow or brown stains on your teeth.

  3. Aging: As we age, the enamel on our teeth naturally thins, revealing the yellowish dentin beneath, which can make teeth appear discolored.

  4. Oral Hygiene: Poor dental hygiene practices can allow plaque and tartar to build up, leading to unsightly stains on your teeth.

Unlike tooth decay, a stained tooth can still be a healthy tooth. It's mostly cosmetic concern.

If you would like to upgrade your smile, you can ask your dental provider next time you come in! It is advised to have the whitening done after a recent dental scaling (i.e. cleaning).


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