Identifying the Primary Cause of Stains on Your Teeth

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The enamel layer of your teeth is made up of microscopic mineral crystals. While your tooth enamel is very hard there are still microscopic textures and pores along the surface. Exposure to certain staining foods, drinks and other lifestyle choices, can cause stains to form on these surfaces and slowly penetrate deep into the enamel layer.

Even the most potent whitening products and procedures will only yield short term results, if the primary cause of the stains on your teeth are not addressed.

Certain foods like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries can have an acidic nature or staining compounds that can cause surface stains. If these surface stains are not addressed early, they can deeply penetrate the enamel layer. Using a whitening toothpaste as part of your oral hygiene routine can reduce surface stains caused by these foods between dental cleanings.

Drinking dark beverages, like coffee, tea, and soft drinks on a regular basis, can also cause significant stains. Just like foods that are prone to staining, a whitening toothpaste will help reduce surface stains before they can deepen. You can still enjoy these beverages, by drinking them want to drink these beverages through a straw.

The tar and other chemicals introduced to your mouth by using tobacco products can easily cause deep stains in the enamel layer of your teeth. These deep stains usually can’t be improved by the tooth whitening products sold in stores.

Moderate to deeply stained teeth can safely and effectively be whitened by dental bleaching procedure offered by Dr. Blaine Cusack.

If you would like to explore the best whitening products and procedures to improve your smile, you should call Dr. Blaine Cusack at 708-482-0300 to schedule an appointment.