Are You Staining Your Teeth With These Things?

Are You Staining Your Teeth With These Things?

You're not alone if you feel like your teeth have lost their luster. Tooth staining and discoloration are common problems — and there's something you can do about it.

At A Caring Dental Group, Dr. Benedict Kim and our team offer professional teeth whitening. That means you can brighten your smile and your entire outlook by addressing this issue once and for all. 

Choose professional teeth whitening treatments done in the dentist’s chair or in the convenience of your own home. No matter which option works best for your lifestyle, you can rest easy knowing the teeth whitening treatments are safe, effective, and provide natural-looking results. 

The best part? You can expect noticeable whitening when you use our professional teeth whitening choices. 

If you have tooth discoloration, here’s what could be behind those stubborn stains and what you can do about it. 

Why teeth stain

Unfortunately, the sad reality is that teeth naturally lose their white sheen and develop stains, discoloration, and a duller appearance over time. This occurs for various reasons, and several are beyond your control — like aging and your genes

However, there’s another side to tooth discoloration, and it’s a big factor. Your daily habits play a significant role in your smile, especially staining. These are the leading causes of dental stains.

Consuming specific foods and beverages

Did you know your diet can affect the color of your teeth? It’s true — certain foods and beverages can leave their mark on your pearly whites.

A few of the most common offenders include:

Plus, eating a diet high in sugar also impacts oral health and causes teeth to become yellow over time.

Using tobacco products

Whether you smoke or chew, using tobacco products can cause major tooth staining. Regular tobacco users are much more likely to have stained and yellow teeth than nonsmokers.

Practicing poor oral hygiene

How often do you skip brushing? Can you remember the last time you flossed? Neglecting good dental care at home — like brushing twice daily and flossing daily — increases your chances of dental stains. 

In addition to poor home care, dental stains can arise if you skip routine professional cleanings. Keeping those dentist visits twice a year can make your smile brighter and look its best by removing stains tougher than your toothbrush can tackle.

Correcting tooth discoloration

If you’re ready to transform your smile, it’s unlikely that lifestyle adjustments alone will solve the problem. However, our team can restore your teeth with a safe, simple, and proven professional teeth whitening process.

We offer in-office treatment that whitens teeth in a single visit for a brighter smile, so you leave immediately with dramatic results. These treatments use a powerful whitening agent that breaks up dense concentrations of tooth stains, whitening teeth by several shades in under an hour. 

But rest easy — you can also get the results you crave with our professional take-home whitening kits. At-home treatments take daily use and a few weeks to whiten your teeth.

Once you get your brighter, whiter smile, you can maintain your results by making lifestyle adjustments that help kick stains to the curb, so you’ll need fewer whitening procedures in the future. 

Limit or avoid staining foods and drinks, smoking, and chewing tobacco for best results. 

Are you ready to brighten your smile? Consider professional teeth whitening at A Caring Dental Group. To learn more, simply call our Cleveland, Ohio, office at 216-251-8826 to schedule a consultation today. 

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