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Why Are My Teeth So Stained?

Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Teeth whitening done at Keizer Family Dental in Keizer, ORHealthy natural teeth are typically pale yellow or milky white. However, your teeth might change color over time due to several reasons. They may turn brown, black, or dark yellow because of various dental issues. Poor oral care can also cause your teeth to form an unpleasant shade or develop spots. Stained teeth can be a concern for many. Fortunately, tooth discoloration is not a permanent condition.

What Is Tooth Discoloration?

Tooth discoloration is a cosmetic flaw characterized by the formation of stains and spots on the outer or inner layer of the tooth. This reversible and preventable condition happens when the teeth darken or change color from their natural shade. A dental professional can treat tooth discoloration using various procedures.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Several factors can cause tooth discoloration. What you eat or drink can stain your teeth, leading to discoloration. For instance, acidic and darkened foods like chocolate, soy sauce, and berries can result in tooth discoloration.

Habits like smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco products can also cause teeth staining and discoloration. Moreover, if you do not observe good dental hygiene, your teeth will develop plaque and tartar, resulting in tooth discoloration. Sometimes, tooth discoloration can signify a dental issue like tooth decay, fluorosis, or gum disease.

Types of Tooth Stains

Tooth stains can be extrinsic, intrinsic, or age-related. Extrinsic stains form on the outer layer of the teeth. They affect tooth enamel and result from eating acidic foods or smoking. Intrinsic stains impact the inner part of the tooth. They form as a result of tooth decay, fluorosis, or genetics. Age-related stains appear when the teeth erode due to aging.

Treating Tooth Discoloration

Treating tooth discoloration depends on the type of stain. Our dental professionals can treat tooth staining via veneers, dental bonding, or teeth whitening. Other effective treatment options include dental crowns and professional deep cleaning.

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Do not let discolored teeth and stains ruin your smile and confidence. Contact us for tooth discoloration treatment.

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