Why are my teeth stained and discolored?
There are many reasons why your teeth may have become stained or dull as you age. The fact is that everyone will experience some staining of their teeth as they get older.
However, lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on the degree of staining that you experience. If you consume a lot of dark food and drinks like tea, coffee, red wine, and even dark berries, your teeth will stain more quickly.
Smoking and chewing tobacco don’t just wreak havoc on your physical health. Both can cause your teeth to become severely stained and possibly lead to oral cancer, among others. Our best advice to you if you smoke: Stop!
The reason our teeth stain is that, as we age, the surface enamel of our teeth starts to erode. There are microscopic holes in tooth enamel and, along with erosion, these holes increase in size. Stain-producing food and drink finds their way into these holes, causing your teeth to darken over time.
Fortunately, teeth whitening is a very effective method for lifting stains from the surface of your teeth and brightening your smile. If you’re interested in transforming your smile with professional teeth whitening, please contact our Dillon dental office. We will be happy to help you decide which type of teeth whitening will suit you best.