A 47-year-old member asked:
Tea stains on my teeth. how can i safely whiten them?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
White strips: Teeth whitening strips are very good at bleaching stains.
5.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Justin Zumsteinanswered
Dentistry 26 years experience
Whitening toothpaste: Whitening toothpaste can help remove tea stains. A professional cleaning at a dental office will remove most tea stains as well.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Gary Sandleranswered
Dentistry 56 years experience
Professionally: If you can't remove tea (or any other) stains from your teeth with normal brushing and flossing and the use of some ada accepted toothpastes, then you need to see a dentist for a professional cleaning. You should be aware that many "whitening" toothpastes are too abrasive to be used routinely on your teeth and can actually do damage.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old member asked:
What supplements can I take to whiten my tea-stained teeth?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
None: Stains are on the surface of your teeth.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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