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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
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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?

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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