Tired of having a dark, discolored smile? Keep your teeth brighter between dental checkups and get the most out of your whitening treatment by knowing which types of sources or foods cause the most stain.
Love pizza or spaghetti? Enjoy a tomato based soup at the deli around the corner? Dark red pastes and sauces like the ones made from tomatoes can easily lead to extra stain buildup throughout your mouth.
Soda, Tea, Red Wine, and Coffee
Dark liquids are a given. If you’re a coffee lover or enjoy a bottle of red wine every weekend, you’re going to start to see the effects of the dark beverages within a fairly short period of time. Although it’s not always possible, drinking through a straw can help.
Prescription medications can cause both extrinsic (superficial or external) and intrinsic (internal) tooth staining. Be sure to bring a list of your current prescription or over the counter drugs with you when you visit our Los Angeles dentist.
Even people who eat balanced diets and drink plenty of water can tend to have tooth staining. Some individuals — depending on the way your body metabolizes things — can get tooth staining from supplements, vitamins, or even a glass of milk.
Triathletes and swim teams might start to see dark stains across their teeth after a couple of months of lap swimming. It’s because of the chemicals that are used to keep the water levels just right.
A Dying Tooth
Dental injuries sometimes take years or even decades to cause tooth death. Once the nerve begins to die, the enamel starts to darken or turn brown.
Our Los Angeles dentist at Crystal Dental Center can help you brighten your smile through effective teeth whitening treatments and preventive cleanings. Call Crystal Dental Centers today to schedule your next visit at 213.748.8448 or for further information please visit www.CrystalDentalCenters.com.