Stained teeth are not typically a common occurrence, except in those who smoke or chew tobacco. This is due to the nicotine, a colorless substance that becomes yellowish when combined with oxygen. And it is this yellowish tar that causes dark spots on your teeth. However, as bad as smoking is for your teeth and overall health, one should not ignore the possibility that underlying oral problems or failed tooth restorations could also be lurking in your mouth.
Dr. Jacobs sheds some light on what your teeth stains say about your oral health:
Because oral health is a primary concern for a majority of the population, it’s important to beware of certain foods and beverages that can contribute to the discoloration of your teeth. Moderation is key. Take a look at these teeth-staining culprits:
If you were to consume any of the above choices at meals, your best defense (if unable to brush your teeth immediately afterward) is to swish warm water in your mouth for a few seconds to remove any lingering bacteria or particles of staining power.
Once you’ve looked in the mirror and realized that beautiful white smile needs an upgrade, a visit to Dr. Jacobs and our team of skilled dental hygienists is in order. We provide optimal care for all of your dental health needs. Whether you have gaps in your mouth from missing teeth, or your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be, we can take your smile to the next level. Contact us today for a complete evaluation, exam, and cleaning. At Malden Dental, the success of your oral health drives us to help in any way possible!
Dr. Michael Jacobs
5955 Malden Road
Canada N9H 1S6
Monday: 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 8PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 9AM – 8PM
Friday: 8AM - 4:30PM
Saturday: 9AM - 1PM