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Stained Teeth (Overview)

Stained teeth are those which have been discolored, typically by coffee, smoking, or dark colored soft drinks.


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Can food cause stained teeth? I don't drink coffee or smoke, but still think I have fairly stained teeth. Are there any types of food that cause stained teeth more than others? Maybe it's my diet. .

Can food cause stained teeth? I don't drink coffee or smoke, but still think I have fairly stained teeth. Are there any types of food that cause stained teeth more than others? Maybe it's my diet.


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Smoking : Smoking and coffee are just two things that stain your teeth relatively quickly. Tea and red wine are two others. Teeth will darken and stain naturally from all the foods you eat over time. Talk to your dentist about a simple whitening procedure and add a more youthful appearance for a lot less than any other cosmetic procedure. ...Read more

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Stained Teeth (Overview)

Stained teeth are those which have been discolored, typically by coffee, smoking, or dark colored soft drinks.


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How to treat teeth stains?

How to treat teeth stains?

See your Dentist: Best way is to see your dentist. Dentist will clean your teeth and either whiten them in office or create a custom whitening system for you. Works much better than the otc products. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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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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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
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See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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Could doxycycline in tablet form still stain teeth?

Could doxycycline in tablet form still stain teeth?

Not a big risk at 41: The worry for teeth staining is more related to the formation of the tooth in folks under 16. ...Read more

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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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Can you avoid stained teeth if you brush often?

Will help: Brushing teeth will help reduce sensitivity but reducing wine, coffee, cigarette intake will help you more. ...Read more

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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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What should I do about stained teeth?

Brush 1st: Start by brushing your teeth well with an electric toothbrush. Next see your dentist. Depending on the staining bleaching can be offered. If that works...Great. If you want to go whiter lumineers could be great. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stained teeth?

What is the definition or description of: stained teeth?

Discolored by food: Stained teeth are those which have been discolored, typically by coffee, smoking, or dark colored soft drinks. ...Read more

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What can I do for yelllowish stained teeth (always had it)?

What can I do for yelllowish stained teeth (always had it)?

Several options: First i would obtain a professional dental cleaning. This would allow the dentist to determine the extent of actual staining under the tooth surface. If the is still staining after the cleaning the dentist can provide specific options. These options may include bonding, porcelain veneers, whitening, or microabrasion. Your dentist can assist you in making decisions for your care. ...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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What are some safe products that can permanently whiten my stained teeth?

What are some safe products that can permanently whiten my stained teeth?

There aren't any: Whitening is not permanent. Age, pigment containing foods (coffee, tea, colas, mustard saffron, tomato sauce, etc), smoking, will all darken teeth. Whitening can help, but must be repeated periodically. Ask your dentist for options. ...Read more

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What are some ways to change stained teeth to match the color of the rest of my teeth?

What are some ways to change stained teeth to match the color of the rest of my teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry: Veneers, or other cosmetic bonding techniques, seem like the best option. Visit a dentist in your area. After evaluating your entire dentition, they will be able to provide you with the best treatment. ...Read more

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How to whiten the tea-stained teeth?

How to whiten the tea-stained teeth?

Professional whiteni: You will probably need professional teeth whitenings, may take few sessions together with at home teeth whitening. ...Read more

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Help! there's white stained teeth after braces?

Help! there's white stained teeth after braces?

Decalcification: What you describe is decalcification caused by plaque and the acids produced from the breakdown of food around your braces. See a dentist to determine your restorative options. For small to medium areas, tooth colored bonded fillings are one option. ...Read more

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Can you avoid stained teeth if you brush often?

Will help: Brushing teeth will help reduce sensitivity but reducing wine, coffee, cigarette intake will help you more. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more