Tooth staining - Types, causes and prevention

No one likes to look in the mirror and see discolored and yellow teeth smiling back at them.

Everyone battles stained teeth at some point in their life, but how you should go about

removing them can be difficult to determine. Cleaning stained teeth depends on the type of

stains you have and which whitening options are best for your personal oral health.

Types of Tooth staining

1. Extrinsic Stains

An extrinsic tooth stain is a stain on the outer part of the tooth. These stains make their home

on your enamel, which is the layer of the tooth that protects the softer part of the tooth

(dentin) underneath. Even though enamel is the hardest part of the tooth, it comes in contact

with everything you eat or drink and can absorb some of the pigment over time, causing a

stain.The good news is that extrinsic stains don’t move below the enamel to the inner part of

the tooth, which means it’s easier to remove them

2. Intrinsic stain

Intrinsic staining is staining of the dentin, or the inner layer of teeth. It is usually caused by an

internal problem or from certain medications. Intrinsic staining is harder to treat than

extrinsic staining on the outer layer of teeth. An intrinsic tooth stain may require bleaching

using professional or at-home chemical teeth-whitening products.

3. Age-Related Teeth Stains:

Age-related teeth stains combine the results of both intrinsic and extrinsic tooth discoloration.

As we age, the enamel that covers the tooth becomes thinner, allowing the dentin to show

through. These intrinsic causes of discoloration combined with extrinsic causes such as the

effects of certain foods, beverages, and tobacco, will cause most adults' teeth to discolor with

age.

Causes of tooth stains

There are many causes of discolored teeth—some of which could have possibly been

prevented, and many of which are beyond your control. This comprehensive list can help you

determine the cause of discolored teeth, and in many cases, help prevent further discoloring

of your teeth.

Food & Drink: Coffee, tea, dark sodas, red wine, and even a few fruits and vegetables are

proven causes of discolored teeth.

Tobacco: Both cigarettes and chewing tobacco can contribute to discolored teeth.

Oral Care: Poor dental hygiene, such as inadequate brushing or flossing, can lead to tooth

discoloration.

Trauma or Disease: Any trauma, illness, or disease that affects enamel development in

children—either in the womb or while teeth are developing (under the age of 8)—can cause

discolored teeth. Trauma to adult teeth can also cause discolored teeth. In addition, there are a

few diseases and disease treatments that can cause discolored teeth. Chemotherapy and

radiation, for example, discolor teeth.

Medical Treatments: Sometimes medical treatments can contribute to teeth stain, and several

classes of medications including high blood pressure medications, chemotherapy,

antihistamines and some antipsychotic medications can cause teeth stains.

HOW CAN WE GET RID OF TEETH STAINS

Removing Teeth Stains at Home:

There are various home based options available now. Let us see how they work

Whitening Toothpaste- Whitening toothpaste is a great way to remove teeth’s extrinsic stains

from the comfort of your own home. Many whitening toothpastes contain mild abrasives that

help to remove buildup and surface stains

Whitening Pens- Whitening pens are the perfect whitening solution for a busy-bee on the go.

It's quick, easy and doesn't leave you with a mess to clean up. After brushing your teeth, you

simply apply a thin layer of whitening gel from the pen onto your teeth and wait to eat or

drink for the amount of time suggested on the packaging. It's that simple and it starts working

right away.

Teeth Whitening Gel- Available over the counter and from your dentist, teeth whitening gels

contain peroxide-based bleaching agents , but in higher doses than in whitening toothpastes.

Since the gel has higher amounts of peroxide, you’ll need a tray to use it, so it only comes in

contact with your teeth, not the rest of the inside of your mouth. You can get a tooth

whitening tray over the counter at a drugstore or get a custom-fit tray from your dentist.

Teeth Whitening Strips- This at-home method uses whitening gel but pre-applies it to strips

for easy application without a tray.

Teeth Whitening Led Kit

This new advanced method available at home has revolutionised the cosmetic industry. While

there are many teeth whitening LED kit options available in the market, Bling my Smile

Advance Teeth Whitening Led Kit is gaining tons of attention all across the world. It lets

you EXPERIENCE A WHITER & BRIGHTER SMILE IN JUST 10 MINUTES. It is the

best product for home based teeth whitening which uses same technology as used by the

leading dentist across the world.

Our safe, fast and easy to use teeth advance formula delivers up to 8 shades whiter teeth.

Takes just 10 minutes, erases coffee stains, deep wine and more . Bling my Smile is safe to

use on all types of teeth can be used anywhere, anytime. The whitening process has been

formulated to deliver maximum results, Our ingredients ensure that there’s no pain or

sensitivity caused throughout the process. Our led light activates our Bright Boost formula to

work even faster. It consists of (3) Teeth Whitening Pens , (1) led light accelerating , (1)

instruction guide, (3) adapters (iPhone, Android, Huawei, USB).

BENEFITS:

● Teeth whitening

● Up to 8 shades Whiter Guaranteed

● Zero Sensitivity

● Professional kit

● No Dentist visit or prescription required

● Portable

● Does not need batteries

● Money Back Guarantee

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE:

● Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.

● Apply whitening gel (pen) on your teeth.

● Connect the teeth whitening led light to your mobile phone or computer.

● Turn on the led light and keep it in your mouth for 10 minutes.

● Remove the led light and rinse your mouth thoroughly.

● Rinse the mouthpiece under running water and put it back in the case.

Professional tooth whitening

Here tooth whitening is done in dentist’s clinic, under his supervision. Talk to your dentist

about professional in-office bleaching to remove deep stains from your teeth. Although this

method is known to be the most effective way to clean discolored teeth, it can also be the

most expensive course of action.There’s no need to be afraid of flashing your winning smile.

Whether at home or at the dentist office, removing unsightly teeth stains has never been

easier! Talk with your dentist about what option is best for you and regain your confidence in

your smile.

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