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Brown dot: If you can brush or scrape it off, it's stain. If you can't, then you can't tell. You will need to see a dentist to determine what it is. ...Read more
See your dentist: I realize "low cost" is a relative term. However, it is important to know what is the cause of the stain prior to trying to remove it. ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid of dark tooth stains? I've never had great oral habits, and as a consequence have pretty stained teeth i would like cleaned. I've looked into it, but there are so many methods at both the home and at the dentist's office. W
Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse has no other side effect on me but tooth staining. Implant dentist said it would be $150 to remove it. OTC?
Dental Prophylaxis: Tooth staining from Chlorhexidine Gluconate (or from something else) can normally be removed with a thorough dental prophylaxis (tooth cleaning). Every dental office will have a somewhat different fee for this routine service. If extra time is involved due to unusual staining, a higher fee might be warranted. ...Read more
Polish it.: Cleaning alone may not be the answer. If it has a restoration, it needs to be polished, and if it does not have a restoration, it may still need to be polished. Sometimes rough enamel will stain. The dentist needs to take polishing discs and rubber wheels to polish the enamel. The sonocare toothbrush may also help prevent stains. ...Read more