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Teeth Staining FAQs

You might have often come across commercials that show teeth whitening products on TV or while scrolling through social media. Teeth whitening services are very popular and people visit dentist in Ahmedabad for sparkling white teeth. You get your hands on teeth whitening products and avail teeth whitening services because you end up with stained teeth. It is embarrassing to carry stained teeth and you might also end up getting a lot of oral health issues. Have you ever wondered the reason behind teeth staining? Well, in this blog we are going to address certain frequently asked questions by our patients about teeth staining.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Staining

What are the causes of teeth staining?

Teeth discolouration occurs because of many reasons which include your food choices, oral hygiene, usage of medication, trauma or disease, certain medical treatments, smoking and tobacco. Majority of the causes can be prevented while some are beyond control.

How to prevent teeth staining?

Preventing staining is very easy and can be achieved by certain simple changes in your lifestyle and food habits. Avoid eating certain food and beverages, maintain good oral care routine, quit smoking/tobacco, brush twice a day, rinse daily with mouthwash, floss regularly, chew sugar-free gum in between your meals, and consult your dentist at least twice a year.

What foods and drinks cause teeth staining?

It is mostly bright coloured foods that dim your grin. Foods such as tea, coffee, red wine, cranberries, raspberries, tomato-based sauces, curry, sugary candy, carbonated drinks, and all types of slush and popsicles can contribute to staining.

Is charcoal helpful in getting rid of stains?

Activated charcoal has become a very popular ingredient owing to its natural ability to remove bad odours and toxins. But it comes with a lot of side effects. We do not recommend trying something that has negative effects and something that is not really proven.

Are all the types of stains reversible through teeth whitening procedure?

Teeth are stained in three primary ways – extrinsic stains, intrinsic stains, and age-related stains. All three types of stains can really be improved by teeth whitening procedure.

Can braces stain your teeth?

Mild stains can be visible once the braces are taken off. But it is not the braces that caused staining but the way you have taken care of your teeth while the braces were on your teeth. For preventing stains while braces are on, avoid using any whitening product which would whiten the area of teeth surrounding the braces.

If you need more information about teeth staining or teeth whitening procedure, feel free to drop us a line here. Also, if you are looking forward to a consultation for dental implant in Ahmedabad, do not hesitate to book one with Shreyas Dental.