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Causes of Stained Teeth

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by PurpleFox, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Smoking
    Smokers characteristically have teeth that are noticeably yellow. The chemicals in cïgârêttê smoke stain teeth, gradually changing their color and dulling down the brightness of your smile. Smoking also increases the risk of gum disease and can cause bad breath, so it is a good idea to cut down or quit if you want to protect the health and appearance of your teeth.

    Tannin-Rich Drinks
    The biggest dietary culprits responsible for discolored teeth are tannin-rich drinks that people consume often, such as black tea, coffee and red wine. Tannins are chemicals that give these drinks their rich flavor and color, but they can also darken the shade of your teeth. Switching from red wine to white wine can lower the likelihood of dental staining. Similarly, adding milk to your tea or coffee could reduce the impact that tannin has on the color of your teeth.

    Poor Dental Hygiene
    Brushing your teeth every morning and evening helps to remove plaque. If plaque is left on the teeth, then it can quickly harden into yellow tartar. Using mouthwash and tartar-control toothpaste prevents more tartar from building up on the teeth, while professional cleaning can help to remove tartar that is already in place.



    How to Tackle Stained Teeth
    Cosmetic dentists can tackle stained teeth with professional whitening treatments, including Zoom whitening. Most stains can be removed to restore your smile to its natural whiteness. In most cases, even the most stubborn discoloration can be covered up using veneers.

    You do not have to put up with discolored teeth. If you feel that your yellow teeth are spoiling your smile, book an appointment with a dentist today to discuss your options for restoring teeth whiteness so that you can smile again with confidence.
     
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