Dental stains can be difficult to remove, even with whitening strips, gums, and specialty toothpastes. Often, these stains need professional cleanings and whitening treatments, such as Zoom Whitening and other professional treatment methods.
Stains can become overbearing, inhibiting one’s behavior during social events. Causes of stains are diverse, with many of them being uncontrollable. Some of the factors that influence the buildup of hard-to-remove stains on the teeth include:
Coffee, Soda, and Wine – Dark beverages like wine and tea promote difficult-to-control and gradual staining of the teeth. Tannins are the main compounds in these beverages that contribute to the development of a discolored smile. Often, the acidity in wine, coffee, and soda will contribute to staining by eroding tooth enamel. Avoiding these beverages, or drinking them in moderation with a proper dental hygiene routine and regular whitening applications, may be helpful in improving the natural color of teeth.
Prescription Medications – Medicine is often essential; however, some medications do contribute to the discoloration of teeth. While no one would reduce their medication in order to receive a better-looking smile, it is safe for many individuals to receive a simple and professional teeth whitening, such as Zoom Whitening, in order to perfect the look of their smile. Patients should speak to their dentist before choosing a whitening procedure.
Age – Over time, teeth begin to discolor through the natural process of aging. While this is an uncontrollable factor (one that often prompts many to seek out teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental procedures), it doesn’t mean that the teeth have to suffer in the process. That being said, many people can combat the signs of aging on the teeth by receiving teeth whitening treatment from a dentist.
Stains on the teeth are difficult enough to manage on one’s own. If you are seeking to achieve a brighter, whiter smile, contact the office of Dr. Mark E. Massaro at 918-779-3399 to discuss your needs. We will be more than happy to provide you with information regarding our available whitening procedures.
Mark E. Massaro, DDS
3150 East 41st Street
Wellington Square Suite 141
Tulsa, OK 74105
Dr. Mark Massaro is a Tulsa, OK dental professional dedicated to General, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry such as Dental Exams, Cleanings, X-rays, Smile Makeovers, Zoom Teeth Whitening, Lumineers, Crowns, & more.