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What Can I Do about Tooth Discoloration?

December 28, 2021
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Posted By: CS Family Dentistry Team

Everyone wants their smile to look the best it can, and issues like staining or discoloration can leave a lasting impact on a patient's self-confidence. 

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

There are many causes of tooth discoloration, some that are in the patient's control and some that are not:

  • Tobacco use, either smoking or chewing
  • Diets high in sugars and acidic foods as well as foods with pigments like coffee, tomatoes, pomegranates, and raspberries 
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Teeth discolor naturally with age
  • Diseases like liver and celiac disease can discolor teeth

How Can I Prevent Discoloration?

Preventing stains from forming on your teeth is a combination of proactive behaviors like making good food choices and good dental health habits.

Help prevent the discoloration of your teeth by:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once
  • Drink water frequently, especially after meals, to help dislodge food particles that might stain teeth
  • Avoid overly acidic and sugary foods that weaken enamel and make teeth more susceptible to staining. 
  • Visit your local Bastrop, TX CS Family Dentistry for your routine cleanings and whitening treatment

How Can I Treat Discoloration?

Different treatments may be necessary depending on the cause of discoloration; some food stains and slight discoloration can be fixed with dental quality over-the-counter whitening kits or with an in-office whitening treatment.

Some stains that have worked deep into the enamel may not respond to whitening treatments, at which point the dentist will work with you and discuss your other options for whitening your smile.

Looking for a Bastrop Cosmetic Dentist Near You?

CS Family Dentistry proudly serves the greater Bastrop, TX area. If you have any questions about oral health care or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with our dentist to discuss how we can help you love your smile again, contact us today.

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