All You Need to Know About the Things that Cause Tooth Discoloration

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Do you struggle to maintain a white, bright smile? If so, it might be because of the many things in the world today that can cause tooth discoloration. Those things are:

Dark Foods and Drinks: Some drinks, like coffee, tea, and red wine, can cause tooth discoloration. This is because they have intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to your tooth enamel and stain it. Dark foods can also stain your teeth, especially foods like dark berries, certain pasta sauces, and balsamic vinegar.

Tobacco Products: Tobacco products contain two chemicals that cause major stains, and those chemicals are tar and nicotine. If you avoid using tobacco, your smile will remain white and brilliant.

Age: Below the white, tough shell of your teeth (which is also called enamel) is a softer area called dentin. Dentin is naturally yellow. Over time, your enamel will wear away, exposing the dentin underneath. As you age, your smile can turn more and more yellow.

As you can see, there are many things that can cause tooth discoloration. This is why it’s important to do all you can to maintain a white and bright smile. To help you do so, our Jackson Dental dental team encourages you to take advantage of whitening treatments in Carrollton, Texas.

Some whitening treatments available include whitening gels, whitening strips, and whitening toothpaste. However, the most effective and safest treatment available is a professional whitening treatment. Fortunately, we offer a professional whitening treatment at our office. So, please call us at 972-492-1064 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Jackson if you are interested in this treatment.

We look forward to helping you!