There are many types of tooth stains, stemming from different causes. Sometimes, aging and food particles wear away your outer enamel to expose the dark dentin beneath.
Constant exposure to berries, coffee, and soy sauce can cause your teeth to become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining. Some stains are due to traumatic injuries and start inside the tooth. These stains cannot be fixed by brushing.
Often, stained, dull, and discolored teeth can be restored to their natural shine with a whitening procedure. Some whitening toothpastes are helpful, but overuse can wear away tooth enamel. Different whitening agents are only effective on certain stains. Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method. Consult your dentist to create a tooth-whitening plan that will work for you.