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Doctor insights on: Does Listerine Prevent Yellow Or Stained Teeth

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Does listerine prevent yellow or stained teeth?

Does listerine prevent yellow or stained teeth?

No..: Listerine does inhibit the formation of plaque to some degree. However, other things contribute to yellowing or stained teeth that the listerine does not prevent. I suggest more meticulous oral hygiene procedures at home, good eating habits, and consultation with a dentist. A dentist can be more specific for you on what it takes to make your teeth look their best. ...Read more

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Stained Teeth (Definition)

Stained teeth are those which have been discolored, typically by coffee, smoking, or ...Read more


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Why do I have yellow, stained teeth despite brushing and flossing every day? I brush twice a day and floss every night, but i still have yellow teeth from the bottom up. What causes this? .

Why do I have yellow, stained teeth despite brushing and flossing every day? I brush twice a day and floss every night, but i still have yellow teeth from the bottom up. What causes this?


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Typically : Typically staining of teeth is limited to the outer enamel which lends itself to"whitening" procedures which are variations of bleaching. Superficial stains may also be removed with a dental prophylaxis (cleaning by your hygienist). Beneath the outer layer of enamel of a tooth is a supporting material that is called dentin. Dentin is yellow in color. As we age, or with aggressive brushing, the outer enamel is worn which leads to exposure of this dentin. This will impart a yellow color to the teeth. This condition is not amenable to whitening procedures, instead some form of coverage, such as veneers are required to correct this yellowing. Be advised that the best veneers can also be stained if your are a heavy smoker, tea / coffee drinker or eat pigmented foods. You dentist should be able to recommend the best solution for your situation. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my teeth from getting yellow?

How can I prevent my teeth from getting yellow?

Avoid staining foods: Teeth become yellow for 2 main reasons- staining foods- the most common are coffee, tomato sauce, and wine. Avoiding these and other staining foods are your best bet. If you can using a straw so it does not get in your front teeth helps. The second reason is due to loss of enamel or the harder outer white layer of teeth. Unfortunatley this happens as you get older, but acidic drinks/foods also. ...Read more

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How do prevent yellow teeth from daily coffee?

How do prevent yellow teeth from daily coffee?

Brush regularly: Brush regularly with a whitening toothpaste. Rinse your mouth with water after drinking coffee if you can't brush then. ...Read more

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What can I do about stained teeth?

What can I do about stained teeth?

Several options: I would first make sure to have a professional dental cleaning. This procedure would assist in determining if the staining is removable. If the stains still exist following the professional cleaning your dentist can provide options. These options may include whitening, bonding with composite resins, porcelain veneers, or crowns. Good luck with your search. A new smile can enhance one's life! ...Read more

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Will blue listerine stain your teeth?

Will blue listerine stain your teeth?

No: The amount of medication in listerine is high enough to help reduce bacteria, but not high enough to cause any noticeable discoloration. There are so many sources of tooth stain (tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco) it would be very rare that listerine would be the cause. The benefits far outweigh any cosmetic risks. The blue color is a a food grade dye. May dye your tongue temporarily-like blueberries. ...Read more

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What's a natural cleaner for tea stained teeth?

What's a natural cleaner for tea stained teeth?

Hydrogen Peroxide: The active ingredient in all teeth whitening products is hydrogen peroxide. All otc whitening products have 5% hydrogen peroxide or less. I recommend 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide/2 parts water twice daily after brushing. You can use this formula safely and effectively forever. And, it is great for your gums. Give it about 4-6 weeks to notice a natural brightness. Electric toothbrushes work best too. ...Read more

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