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What Causes Stained Teeth?

Posted on 1/25/2021 by Alyce
What Causes Stained Teeth?Teeth stains are not just caused by food but they have varying causes, some of which can be easily prevented with proper oral care. Others, however, may be beyond your control. However, at Timothy H. Kindt, DDS, Dr. Kindt and are pretty confident that we can provide you with treatment options that can prevent further tooth discoloration and whiten your teeth.

Here is a list of some of the most common factors of tooth stains:


Darkly-pigmented as well as acidic foods and beverages can develop stains on your teeth or damage your enamel so that stains stick to it. If you want to keep your teeth white and bright for a long time, you should be careful of consuming too much coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and even red and blackberries, which can make your teeth yellow or purple.


Taking tobacco in any form leads to brown stains on your teeth. We recommend quitting smoking or chewing tobacco and if you cannot do that, limiting these habits so that you can reduce the risk of discolored teeth as well as other oral health issues.

Poor Dental Hygiene

If you do not exercise good oral care, like brushing your teeth twice a day and using floss daily, it can lead to a buildup of stains on your teeth. In addition, poor oral care also leads to plaque accumulation, which can make your teeth look yellow and unattractive.

Dental Trauma or Disease

Trauma or disease that affects the enamel development can cause discoloration of teeth. About one in 140,000 people in the United States suffer from congenital enamel hypoplasia, which is an inherited enamel defect. In addition, cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy can also cause discoloration of your teeth.


There are also certain classes of prescription drugs that can stain your teeth. These include blood pressure medicine, antihistamines and antipsychotics.
If you have tooth stains, Dr. Kindt and can help you eliminate them or cover them so that you can regain your pearly whites.

We will first identify what kind of stain it is and whether it can be removed through simple processes like teeth whitening. If we think the stain will not respond to this treatment, we may recommend other treatments like bonding or veneers.

No matter what type of stains you have, it is important that you always practice good oral hygiene and never skip your dental visits with us. To schedule an appointment, call us at (480) 939-5818 today.

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