These Great Methods Can Make Your Teeth Whiter

Have you been brushing madly trying to get rid of those stains on your teeth and they just don’t seem to be getting any better? Are you like millions of Americans and have an addiction to coffee and soda that just helps get you through the day? Do you have a healthy diet and practice diligent dental care and wonder why you have stains on your teeth? Teeth whitening solutions are available over the counter for those with minor staining issues, and through your dentist for those requiring more intensive whitening.

What Can Cause My Teeth To Become Stained?

The foundation of most discoloration of the teeth can be found in poor oral hygiene practices, but that’s not the only possible source. Our favorite vices can also be to blame, whether that’s our morning coffee or an abundant love of berries, fermented or not. The list below includes some of the things that can lead to your teeth becoming stained.

  • Cola, Coffee, Tea, Even Wine – All of these beverages contain dark colors that can seep into your teeth and leave them yellowed and stained.

  • Tobacco Use – You knew this way coming, the tar and smoke from your cigarette can cause stains.

  • Rich Tomato Sauces – The acidic nature of these sauces is already dangerous for your teeth, but the rich red color can also cause staining.

  • Darkly Colored Berries – That’s right if you have a love of blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries, your love of fruit may be resulting in your teeth becoming stained as well.

Contrary to popular belief it isn’t just unhealthy eating habits that lead to your teeth becoming stained, and dependent on the permeability and durability of your teeth even a regular routine of dental hygiene may not prevent them from becoming stained.

What Can I Do To Whiten My Teeth?

There are a number of products available at your local pharmacy that can help combat staining, and most of them are quite affordable. If these options aren’t enough to tackle the stains to your satisfaction, it may be time to talk to your dental professional.

  • Whitening Toothpaste – There are many types of toothpaste available that will whiten your teeth, most of them will contain peroxide or baking soda, as well as minor abrasives to help clean away buildup that causes stains.

  • Whitening Strips – These strips contain a peroxide gel that you apply to your teeth to help tackle the stain and break down its organic components.

  • Chewing Gum – There are chewing gums that are available that will not only help whiten your teeth but will produce a protective layer over your teeth to prevent further staining. Perfect for everyday use.

  • Whitening Trays – These are a more intensive treatment method that is available over the counter. These trays contain a whitening solution and are worn for 30-60 minutes each use.

If none of these techniques work for your stained teeth pick up the phone and call Dan Hoang DDS & Associates in Houston, TX. Dr. Dan Hoang DDS and his staff work with patients like you every day to restore and maintain their pearly white smiles.

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