Why are my teeth discolored?
As we get older, our teeth lose the luster they once had. A number of different factors can contribute to this discoloration, including tobacco and certain foods and drinks.
Hot drinks, such as coffee and tea, are particularly problematic because they cause the temperature of your teeth to change. This cycling from hot to cold allows the enamel on the teeth to expand and contract, making it easier for staining particles to become lodged in the structure of the tooth itself.
Acidic foods can also pose a threat to your pearly whites. Like hot foods, acidic foods cause the pores of your enamel to open up, providing easy access to the inner layers of the tooth. Common culprits include:
- Tomatoes or marinara sauce
- Soy sauce
- Citrus fruits or dark berries such as blackberries and blueberries
Don't lose hope! At RGC Dentistry, we offer effective teeth whitening options, including both in-office solutions and take-home kits. In just a few hours, you can enjoy all the benefits that come from a whiter, brighter smile.
Whitening your teeth is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your smile. Call our Surprise, AZ dental office today to learn more about your options and request a cleaning and consultation!