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Why Do Teeth Become Discolored?

May 10, 2012

In our last blog post, we talked briefly about the teeth whitening options available at Giamberardino Dental Care. In today’s post, we’ll look at the question posed in the title: why do teeth become discolored in the first place?

There’s no single reason. Instead, teeth discoloration is the result of several combined factors, including:

  • Foods
  • Beverages (coffees, teas, sodas, and wines)
  • Aging
  • Medications (tetracycline)
  • Excessive fluoride use
  • Genetics

One way to avoid stains is to cut back on, or even avoid, foods that are known to contribute to them. In cases where discoloration may be genetic, though, avoiding specific foods or drinks may not help. The same can also be said of brushing and flossing. While brushing and flossing are great for your oral health, they aren’t guaranteed to make your smile whiter.

Which is why, if you’ve dreamed of having a whiter smile, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our Medford office. During just a short appointment with Dr. Giamberardino, we can examine your smile and recommend a treatment that will be able to help you. In some cases, it may not be in-office or at-home teeth whitening. In other cases, it may be that a different cosmetic dentistry option would be better, like porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding.

Get started on your smile makeover today. Call Giamberardino Dental Care to schedule your appointment. We serve patients from Medford, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and surrounding areas.

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