Causes Of Teeth Staining

(Last Updated On: February 28, 2017)

Why Are My Teeth Stained

We can all suffer from stained teeth, they can get stained for many reasons; the biggest culprits are without a doubt – Smoking and drinking dark coloured drinks such as coffee, tea and red wine. Other drinks, in particular acidic fruit juices and fizzy (carbonated) drinks can also cause staining to appear.

Is There An Easy Way To Stop My Teeth Getting Stained

The easiest and most obvious way would be to stop eating and drinking the things that cause the staining, but this is easier said than done for most of us.

One way that we can do to reduce staining especially caused by drinking is by using a straw; this would help protect the front teeth, especially when drinking cold drinks. Alternatively its advisable to rinse the mouth out with clean water immediately after drinking or eating.

Some Other Causes Of Teeth Staining

Medications are a common cause of teeth staining, some antibiotics in particular are main culprits. Two of the worst are Minocyline and Tetracycline, these can leave a bluish coloured stain that is very hard to remove. Other medicines including antihistamines are also known to cause dark staining.

Ageing has a staining effect on our teeth, as the enamel gradually thins with age, it starts to show the yellowish under layer (called Dentin) through.

Genetics can and will also determine the strength and whiteness of your teeth.

If In Doubt – Remember This Rule

 If The Food Or Drink That I Am Eating Would Stain My Carpet – Its More Than Likely That It Will Stain My Teeth

How To Avoid Tooth Staining

Always try and clean your teeth, or at least rinse the mouth out with water after eating or drinking. Keep to a regular dental care regime, make sure that you visit your dentist twice a year and brush at least twice a day. Flossing is also essential to ensure that any trapped foodstuff  is removed.

How To Get Rid Of Teeth Staining

If daily cleaning will not reduce the staining, then have a think about Teeth Whitening, this procedure is highly effective at lifting and removing most types of teeth staining to leave the teeth clean and generally whiter.

Many Dental Surgeries throughout Ireland offer this service and costs will generally range from €190 – €500 depending on your location

These high costs do put many people off, but the advanced development of good home teeth whitening kits has made the treatment far more affordable and easy for anybody to get whiter teeth.

A good home whitening kit uses the same materials and methods as employed by a dental surgeon, but usually at a fraction of the cost of professional whitening services.

One Kit to consider is the one supplied by Smile4You. Originating from the USA over 16 years ago, the kit delivers FDA approved, professional and often instant results (up to 11 shades whiter in just 14 days) at a mere fraction of the cost charged by your local dental surgery.

With kits starting at € 22.43, Smile4you offers great value for money

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The information in this website is for advice and guidance only. It is based on my own intensive research and personal experiences, and is not intended in any way to replace professional medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any health conditions. All rights reserved.