Why do Teeth Stain?

why do teeth stainThe Woodlands and Houston, TX

There are a number of reasons you may be experiencing darkened teeth. Some of these, such as aging and genetics, are unavoidable. Many, however, result from lifestyle choices and can be reduced by taking proper care of your teeth and body.

During your teeth whitening consultation with Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Young, the cause of your staining and the most effective solution will be determined.

Common Causes of Tooth Staining

Tobacco is one of the leading causes of tooth staining. It is also linked to a number of oral and systemic health problems, making it a good idea to make every effort to kick the habit as soon as possible. Even with more advanced teeth whitening options such as porcelain veneers, tobacco will quickly and severely stain your teeth.

Other causes of tooth staining include:  

  •          Soda and other carbonated beverages
  •          Coffee and tea
  •          Red wine
  •         Dark colored foods and sauces
  •         Tooth injury
  •         Tooth decay

Some of these issues can be dealt with through a professional teeth whitening treatment. Others will require a combination of restorative techniques. That which is best for you will be determined during your initial consultation with Dr. Young.   For more information on teeth whitening in Houston, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, Conroe, or surrounding areas of Texas, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Scott Young.