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If your smile doesn’t feel as white as before, you may have stained teeth. This condition causes teeth discoloration, thus making them look brown, yellow, or even gray. Many factors make your pearly whites lose their luminosity. Stained teeth affect your self-esteem and make you feel conscious about your smile. We urge you to schedule an appointment with us and retain your pearly white smile.

What are the Types of Tooth Staining?

Extrinsic StainingThe stains are caused only on the surface of your teeth or enamel.

Intrinsic Staining - This type of staining causes discoloration within your teeth. As a result, they become resistant to over-the-counter whitening products. Your smile often appears dull. There are many reasons for such type of staining – tooth decay and genetics remain the most common.

Age-Related StainingYour teeth may become yellow with age. It is because as you age, the enamel on the teeth wears away. Sometimes, the staining may be collectively caused due to extrinsic and intrinsic factors.

What Causes Stained Teeth?

  • The consumption of several food items such as red sauces, chocolate, food with high acidic content, and drinks like red wine, tea, coffee, and aerated beverages are the most common causes of tooth staining.

  • Excessive use of tobacco in the form of smoking or chewing are other reasons that cause severe tooth discoloration, making them look brown.

  • The factors such as injuries, trauma, and disease also steal the natural color of your teeth, thus making them yellow and more brittle.

  • The use of antibiotics is another leading cause of discoloration of teeth.

How to Treat Stained Teeth?

In-Office Treatment - We will perform professional teeth whitening to remove the accumulation of plaque and tartar from your teeth. The procedure involves using a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide on the surface of the teeth. The results of this treatment are immediate. You will notice your smile will become up to eight shades lighter. We urge you to visit our clinic twice a year for this procedure to maintain your white smile in the long run.

At-Home Treatment - We may also give you custom trays to whiten your teeth at home. The procedure is straightforward. All you need to do is add a gel to these trays and place them on your teeth for an hour. Do this regularly to maintain your pearly whites.

Over-the-Counter Products - We may also prescribe over-the-counter products such as whitening strips and toothpaste to keep your teeth clean and white.

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