Tooth Staining – Problems of a New Age  

Tooth Stain

Have you noticed that your teeth are not as white as they once were or perhaps even as white as you would like them to be? Your teeth’s lustre can be lost due to a variety of factors. You must thoroughly determine the underlying causes of this problem before you can start teeth whitening.

We’ll examine the factors that contribute to the discoloration of your teeth in this post.



Why do teeth become stained?

The following are the reasons which cause your teeth to lose their spark.


The shade of your teeth directly relates to your age. Teeth darken with time as a result of wear and tear and stain buildup. Teenagers will probably notice dramatic, immediate results from whitening. As the teeth start to take on a yellow tint in their twenties, whitening may be more difficult. By the 40s, the yellow turns to brown, necessitating possibly more upkeep. By the age of fifty, the teeth have accumulated a variety of persistent stains that can be challenging (but not impossible) to remove.

The color at the time of birth

Our teeth all have an innate tint that can range from yellowish-brown to greenish-grey and gets darker with age. Green-grey often responds to bleaching less favorably than yellow-brown.

Thinness and transparency

These are additional hereditary characteristics that intensify with age. All teeth exhibit some degree of translucency, however, teeth that are thick and opaque appear lighter in color, sparkle more, and are more amenable to bleaching. Less of the pigment needed for bleaching is present in teeth that are thinner and more translucent, particularly the front teeth. Dentists that specialize in cosmetic dentistry claim that the only ailment that is unaffected by tooth whitening is transparency.

Eating inappropriate foods

Red wine, coffee, tea, cola, carrots, oranges, and other foods and beverages with intense colors leave a significant mark over time. Acidic meals like citrus fruits and vinegar can lead to the degradation of enamel. The surface becomes more transparent as a result, allowing more of the yellow dentin to be seen.


Brownish deposits that are left behind by nicotine gradually seep into the tooth structure and result in intrinsic discoloration.

Consumption of drugs

Tetracycline use during tooth development causes ribbon stains that are dark grey or brown and exceedingly challenging to remove. Fluorosis, a discoloration characterized by the formation of subtle white spots on the teeth, and related areas of white mottling are brought on by an excessive intake of fluoride.

Grinding & Trauma

Teeth grinding (gnashing, bruxing, etc.), which is most usually brought on by stress, can exacerbate microcracks in the teeth and darken the biting edges.

Falls and other accidents can cause significant fissures in the teeth, which trap a lot of dirt and stains.

These days, everyone wants a white, healthy smile. Just be cautious about keeping your smile. Without first consulting, your dentist, avoid using over-the-counter home whitening kits or DIY teeth whiteners. Knowing how to safely whiten your teeth will keep you beaming for a very long time.

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