Most Common Causes of Dental Staining


Posted on 12/20/2019 by Harry Albers, DDS
Most Common Causes of Dental StainingTeeth stains are also known as tooth discoloration. It often happens due to stains on the surface of the teeth. It can be because of using some medicines, lifestyles or just poor oral hygiene. Some foods and drinks are also known to cause teeth stains.

Other dental stains can be caused by factors that you have no control over such as too much fluoride in the drinking water. Let's take a look at the most common causes below.

Poor Dental Hygiene

Inadequate dental hygiene practices place the teeth in danger of being discolored. Since we tend to eat a lot of stain producing substances, not adequately brushing, flossing, and rinsing the teeth can bring about discoloration of the teeth in the long run.

Medical Treatments
At times when subjected to medical procedures such as radiation and chemotherapy in the head or neck can cause the teeth can get discolored. What's more, children can get tooth discolorations because of particular infections in pregnant ladies that are passed on to the child affecting how their enamel grows.

Medications
Another cause of dental stains is the use of some medical treatments. Some classes of medicines such as antihistamines, high blood pressure medicines, and antipsychotic drugs can cause teeth discoloration. Some antibiotics, such as doxycycline and tetracycline are well known as tooth strainers, especially when offered to children under the age of 8.

Foods and Beverages
Some foods and drinks have also been proven to cause the teeth to stain. Examples of such are coffee, tea, soda, and a few vegetables as well. Some of these foods contain particles that stick on the enamel and take some doing before they come off.

The treatment of tooth discoloration has dramatically evolved over the years. It has become one of the best clinical disciplines that are highly sophisticated. That is why you should visit us when you are thinking of correcting the discoloration.
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