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The Common Causes of Teeth Stains and Discoloration

Posted in Teeth Whitening

There are many reasons why your teeth become stained and discolored. Following is a list of the most common causes:

–         Foods with dark pigmentation (i.e. berries)

–         Drinks with either dark (strong) pigmentation (i.e. soda, coffee, red wine, tea)

–         Tobacco products (smoking or chewing)

–         Certain medications or diseases

–         Genetics

–         Teeth Trauma (injury)

–         Fluoride (with heavy use)

–         Poor Dental Hygiene

–         Aging

Dental Materials (Metal amalgam)

Another well-known cause of what appears to be unattractive and dull teeth is the color of dental materials such as metal amalgam.

Recently, many dental procedures have experienced vast improvement. Materials that were commonly used years ago are now known to cause your teeth to appear stained, discolored, dull, and gray – such as metal amalgam. Today, you can have your teeth restored with fillings that are “tooth-colored.”

Remove Stains with Tooth Whitening

Now that you know the most common causes of teeth staining and discoloration, let’s discuss your options.

Given a choice between stained teeth and bright teeth, most people would choose to have bright teeth. And the best and easiest solution for stained or discolored teeth is “teeth-whitening” treatment.

Your best two teeth whitening treatment choices are:

–         Professional, In-Office (Chair side) Teeth Whitening

–         Custom-made Home Teeth-whitening Kit

Both of the above teeth-whitening options dramatically whiten your teeth. Furthermore, both options are affordable, easy, and safe. Most people choose to first have their teeth professionally whitened in-office, and also get a custom-made home teeth-whitening kit to use afterwards for touch-ups. If you’re ready to brighten your smile and get rid of unattractive stained teeth, contact your local dentist.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Michael Mansouri, Lawrenceville Family Dental Care, P.C.


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