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Stains on Your Teeth? Find Out the Causes

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smile1Have you noticed your teeth are looking rather stained these days? This can be due to a variety of reasons that include:

  • Teeth discolour with age as the enamel layer becomes thinner, allowing more of your natural tooth colour to shine through
  • Smoking, as nicotine will stain teeth
  • Fluorosis as exposure to excess fluoride as a child can cause white lacy flecks or even brown spots on teeth
  • Eating too many highly coloured foods
  • Drinking too much tea or coffee
  • Drinking too many sugary or fizzy drinks that increase the rate of acid erosion
  • Eating fresh berries, as even though they are good for you, they can stain your teeth
  • Tartar or hardened plaque can look yellow and stained

So what can you do to reduce staining? The first thing is to visit Apple Dental as we will be able to tell you exactly why your teeth have become stained and we’ll recommend suitable ways to reduce staining. It could be as simple as having a hygiene appointment to scale and polish your teeth, or cutting down on certain foods or quitting smoking. Another simple and cost-effective way to get rid of stains is tooth whitening. Our customised home whitening kits are safe and effective and are a great way to quickly regain that youthfully white smile.

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