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Why Do Teeth Become Stained?

Why Do Teeth Become Stained?


Some discolorations have to do with changes in the enamel structure produced from the formation of the tooth. They are usually seen as white or brown spots on the tooth enamel.

Tooth discolorations can also occur from taking medications, such as tetracyclines. This may cause the teeth to erupt with colors ranging from brown, orange or gray (the most serious and difficult to treat).

Nevertheless, we must emphasize that teeth can also have changes in their color due to the presence of cavities, bacterial plaque (which stains the layer of the teeth in different colors according to the kind of bacteria: green, brown, black, etc ...) or tartar.

But without a doubt, each person’s habits are what will impact teeth coloring the most. Coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine, among many other products, are some of the examples we can list as possible causes for stained teeth.

Braces can also be a common cause of teeth becoming stained since the brackets will retain the dyes of food and drinks throughout the whole treatment. Additionally, the lack of proper oral hygiene and/or not having regular dental check-ups with a cosmetic dentist in Pasadena can aggravate tooth discoloration even more.

For this reason, there’s only one necessary thing to do to always have white teeth: Go to the dentist at least once a year to have a dental cleaning and, if it is needed, your cosmetic dentist in Pasadena will perform a professional whitening to restore your teeth’s natural color and eliminate spots. What are you waiting for, then? Schedule your appointment at Prestige Dental by calling 626 577 2017.


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