What Causes Stained Teeth?
What Causes Stained Teeth?
Teeth discoloration is when the color of your teeth changes, creating a stained appearance. As a result, stained teeth don’t look as bright or white as they once did. There are a variety of causes for stained, discolored teeth, but the good news is that discoloration is reversible. It can also be prevented by following specific dental hygiene procedures.
Suppose you’re wondering what causes stained teeth. In that case, the dentists here at Ernest J. Mantini, DMD & Rocco M. Mantini, DMD, are here to answer your questions. We also have recommendations on how to prevent your teeth from becoming discolored in the first place and tips for removing stains. One of the most familiar ways to enhance a smile is teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening achieves long-lasting results by removing discoloration and stains.
Teeth whitening can aid you in achieving a whiter, brighter, and more beautiful smile. Ernest J. Mantini, DMD & Rocco M. Mantini, DMD, offer teeth whitening procedures in Davidsville & Johnstown, PA, so that you can smile with enthusiasm and confidence. Call us at (814) 479-4525 to learn more about our Colgate® Optic White® Teeth Whitening or to schedule an appointment.
Causes of Stained Teeth
There are several causes why teeth may become stained or discolored. Some are causes that are out of our control, while others are preventable. Here are a few common causes of stained teeth.
- Foods and drinks: Tea, coffee, colas, wines, and starchy food like pasta and potatoes can create unwanted staining.
- Tobacco use: Smoking or chewing tobacco can discolor and stain teeth.
- Poor dental hygiene: Failing to keep up with brushing and flossing can cause your teeth to become discolored and stained.
- Disease: Diseases that prevent the normal development of tooth enamel and dentin can lead to tooth staining. In addition, medical treatments such as neck and back radiation and chemotherapy can cause teeth to become discolored. Some infections in pregnant women can affect your baby’s enamel development and discolor their teeth.
- Aging: An unavoidable cause of teeth discoloration, aging can cause the outer layer of enamel on your teeth to wear away, revealing the natural color of dentin.
- Environment: Excessive fluoride from environmental sources or excessive use can cause teeth discoloration.
Signs Your Teeth Are Stained
If you notice your teeth are darker than they once were, they could be stained. Stained teeth can be the following colors:
Teeth Whitening Follow-Up Care
Although professional teeth whitening is not permanent, patients can help their results last longer with proper care and maintenance. Furthermore, patients should avoid smoking and food and drinks that stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, or red wine. In addition, it is essential to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and use mouthwash to reduce plaque on your teeth.
At the dentist’s recommendation, people can also use whitening toothpaste, such as Colgate Total SF Fresh + Whitening ™ Toothpaste, or Colgate® Optic White® Toothpaste. In addition, patients receive a take-home touch-up kit to maintain a brighter smile from home. So, keep up with your regular dental cleaning appointments and follow these simple steps for whiter, cleaner teeth.
Schedule A Consultation with Dr. Ernest Mantini Today!
Contact Ernest J. Mantini, DMD & Rocco Mantini, DMD at (814) 479-4525 (Davidsville) or (814) 536-4804 (Johnstown) to schedule a teeth whitening appointment today. Drs. Ernest and Rocco Mantini has successfully treated patients with Colgate® Optic White® Teeth Whitening from Davidsville, Johnstown, Somerset, Ebensburg, Portage, PA, and many surrounding areas