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What You Need To Know About Teeth Stains

There can be a number of reasons for the staining of your teeth. The top ones include food and drink choices, medication and oral hygiene. Teeth stains can occur on the surface of the teeth as well as under the surface of the teeth. In some cases, people get the combination of both types of #stains.


Types of teeth stains

Dentists and professionals have been able to identify three different types of teeth stains. Let’s briefly discuss all these types.

•The first type of stains is the extrinsic tooth stain. This tooth stain occurs on the surface of the teeth. It comes from the pigments in the foods. Tobacco use and frequent consumption of coffee and/or tea are the major reasons for extrinsic or surface stains.

•The second type of teeth stains is the #intrinsic #teeth stain. As the name suggests, this type of stains occur beneath the tooth enamel. The stains of this type occur when pigments work through the tooth enamel and settle underneath it. The stains of this type are a little harder to remove but they are certainly treatable. Bleaching and in-office or at home teeth whitening products can help in lifting this kind of stains.

•Another kind of stains is the one which is the combination of both intrinsic and extrinsic stains. These are typically known as age-related stains because these stains occur in aged people’s teeth. With age, the tooth enamel weakens and it lets the stains to sit on it and pass through in order to settle underneath it. It means that age is not the main reason for these stains. Consistent weakening of tooth enamel and consumption of tooth staining foods are the major culprits here.


Teeth whitening

If you want to get the extrinsic stains lifted, you will not need any kind of abrasive treatment for it. Simple cleaning will do the job in this regard. Still, you can ask for the teeth whitening if you want a brighter color for your teeth.


On the other hand, you certainly need to get your teeth #whitening with the help of abrasive agents if the stains on your teeth are intrinsic. The teeth whitening treatment for adults may need to be well-calculated because their teeth become unable to bear the abrasiveness of bleaching and whitening agents. Hence, the abrasiveness of whitening agents may need to be regulated well before whitening o their teeth.


Finally, you need to make sure that you are not consuming foods and beverages which can stain your teeth. Although it is not possible to completely avoid them, you can reduce their consumption. Moreover, quitting the use of tobacco can also help you avoid the staining of your teeth.


You just need to keep up with your dental hygiene and make sure that you visit your dentist after every 6 months.


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Uploaded on May 9, 2019