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If you have discolored teeth, you’re probably considering some sort of whitening treatment. However, before you do that you should understand what causes tooth discoloration in order to determine what the best whitening treatment is.

So let’s look at what causes tooth discoloration.

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 Midlothian Dental Arts in Midlothian, Virginia.

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.

We understand that you want the best smile possible. We also understand how important it is to have a great, winning smile to help you look your best. If you’re not sure what whitening procedure would be best for your teeth, call us today at 804-419-5155 to schedule a consultation.