A 37-year-old member asked:
can you avoid stained teeth if you brush often?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Kevin Hanley answered
42 years experience Orthodontics
Possibly: If you use a toothpaste which has whitening capabilities, you may be able to decrease the amount of stain on your teeth. However, what you eat and if you smoke will have a great deal to do with the amount of staining on your teeth. If you drink a lot of coffee, eat a lot of chocolate and smoke a lot, your teeth will become stained from this. See your dentist for a professional whitening.
Answered on May 12, 2014
Dr. Gary Sandler answered
53 years experience Dentistry
Somewhat: Brushing is only part of the picture and it depends upon what you mean by often. You have to brush after all meals and also thoroughly enough. Your teeth will stain in between without also flossing. Heavy coffee and tea drinkers and especially those who smoke (very bad and dangerous habit) fight a constant battle to prevent their teeth from staining. Rough tooth surfaces are also a problem.
Answered on Dec 11, 2012
Dr. Thomas Stelmach answered
38 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Careful, thorough brushing will usually prevent staining. You should still have your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
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