Causes of Tooth Discoloration

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A lot of different things can cause your teeth to lose their pearly white shine. This likely will prompt you to explore tooth whitening procedures. However, before you start exploring your options, you need to understand why teeth get stained, and how, in order to choose the most effective treatment.

Let’s look at what Dr. Paul Neumann sees as some of the most common causes of tooth discoloration here at Paul Neumann, DDS in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

Tobacco/coffee use

If you’ve extensively used tobacco or coffee, then you likely have some tooth discoloration as a result. Some of the ingredients in both tobacco and coffee will not just give you minor surface stains on your teeth, but deep enamel stains if you use them too much.
These deep enamel stains are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and often require a professional whitening session here at Paul Neumann, DDS in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

Not brushing regularly

If you don’t brush on a regular basis, you’re likely not going to have the whitest teeth possible. Regular brushing removes all the plaque and other debris that can create surface stains on your teeth. However, if plaque and other debris are left on your teeth for too long they can create discoloration. This type of discoloration can usually be fought with a whitening toothpaste or over-the-counter whitening solutions.

To schedule a whitening appointment, call us today at 225-687-4366.