Smiling can be difficult for those of us who have yellowed or stained teeth. We might feel embarrassed or worried about what others might think of our appearance.
However difficult it may be to smile, you can improve the look of your teeth and gums. There are two types of tooth stains: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic stains occur deep inside the teeth and extrinsic stains are on the surface. Depending on the kind of stains you have, you might benefit from professional treatment or an at-home remedy.
Tobacco is a major culprit of tooth stains. Both smoking and chewing tobacco can cause your teeth to darken. Make an effort to quit using tobacco and talk to your dentist about whitening,
Dark-Coloured Food And Drink
If the pigment in your food or drink is dark, tooth stains may occur. Make sure to rinse or brush after eating or drinking berries, colas, coffee, and tea.
Some of us with braces notice a colour difference shortly after having them removed. During the time we were wearing the braces, food particles probably continued to stain teeth and the braces protected other spots, leaving behind whiter areas.
Lack Of Dental Hygiene
Failing to brush, floss, and get regular cleanings encourages bacteria growth. This bacteria can multiply and eventually darken teeth. Maintaining great oral hygiene can prevent this from happening.
If you have stained teeth and want to whiten and brighten your smile, contact the office of Dr. Urszula Barrios today at (519) 767-6453. Our Guelph dentist will get you smiling again.