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What Stains Tooth Enamel

Did you know that the enamel on your teeth – their outermost layer – is the strongest substance in the human body? Even though it’s incredibly strong, a lot of different activities can stain the enamel of your teeth, leaving you with a less-than-desirable smile.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the things that can stain your tooth enamel.

Foods like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries can have an acidic nature or staining compounds that can cause surface stains, which can deepen over time. Using a whitening toothpaste as part of your oral hygiene routine can reduce surface stains caused by these foods between dental cleanings.

Dark beverages, like coffee, tea, green tea, and soft drinks on a regular basis, can also cause significant stains. Just like foods that are prone to staining, a whitening toothpaste will help reduce surface stains before they can deepen. At the same time, you might also want to drink these beverages through a straw.

Using tobacco can cause significant stains deep in your tooth enamel. These stains can rarely be resolved by retail whitening products. To really whiten deeply stained teeth, you might need the dental tooth bleaching procedure offered by Dr. Alan Nix.

If you have any other questions about whitening your teeth due to stains, or what to avoid in order to lessen the staining of your teeth in the future, call us today at 972-563-7633 to set up an appointment.

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