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Stained and discolored teeth are a common problem that affects a large number of Americans. Despite the fact that many people will experience changes in tooth color, the condition is embarrassing and could negatively affect confidence.

Smiling for photographs or enjoying the company of friends or family become more difficult if you are constantly worrying about the condition of your teeth. You may think that others are drawing negative conclusions about your hygiene and oral health because of the obvious discoloration.

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

The kinds of staining that appear on the teeth can range in tone from yellowish to dark brown. Tooth stains can be intrinsic, meaning that the discoloration comes from something that has affected the dentin inside the tooth. Otherwise, teeth may be extrinsically stained when something comes into contact with the enamel on the outside of the tooth.

Intrinsic staining is not caused by daily eating and drinking habits. Fluoride contributes to the formation of healthy teeth, and is recommended in small amounts for children. Overexposure to fluoride may cause intrinsic staining. Other medications, such as antibiotics, if consumed in childhood, affect the color of dentin and lead to stained teeth. Experiencing trauma or bleeding to a tooth in your formative years also contributes to intrinsic staining.

Unfortunately, many of the things we routinely eat or drink contribute to extrinsic tooth discoloration. Dark drinks, such as coffee, tea and red wine are common culprits for stained teeth. Smoking tobacco is not only bad for your health, over time it will cause your teeth to develop a distinctive and unattractive yellow hue. Tooth enamel erodes naturally with time, so even with healthy habits in place, teeth may discolor as you age.

How to Improve the Appearance of Stained Teeth

Brushing your teeth regularly – ideally after every meal – can greatly improve the appearance of stained teeth. If it is not practical to brush immediately after eating, sugar-free chewing gum or strong mints are a good alternative for freshening breath. You should also consider avoiding problem foods and drinks, such as switching from red wine to white.

If you are struggling to remove embarrassing tooth stains, contact Just Brush My Teeth today. We provide a whole-mouth approach to cleaning and restoring natural whiteness to teeth in Marietta, Georgia.

Posted on behalf of Just Brush My Teeth

2480 Windy Hill Road Suite 202
Marietta, GA 30067

Phone: (470) 600-5974


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Our Patient Reviews

Just Brush My Teeth

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews

  • Michelle R.

    Great experience! The staff was really sweet and informative through the whole process and got me in and out pretty quickly plus it is more affordable than any other dentists I have been to.

  • Thomas N.

    Great experience and much more affordable. Dr. Granger was very personable and professional. I needed a deep cleaning/scaling done and the dentist I saw at Aspen dental wanted almost $2K for it and that’s with a discount. Then an additional $150 per follow up visit. Dr. Granger took care of it all for under $700 and the work is just as good. I will continue to utilize this office for my cleanings from here out.

  • D West

    My experience was excellent! I am ashamed to say how long it’s been since I went to a dentist, but I can tell you with certainty they removed all of the plaque and tarter and my teeth look so pearly and clean!! I can’t stop smiling, even with my gaps! My confidence has changed in just a matter of minutes! Great choice for my glow up!!

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