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If you could look at your tooth enamel under a microscope you would see that the surfaces of each tooth actually has a slightly porous texture. When dark particles of food and beverage become trapped in these enamel pores, they can start to set in. Even if you have one of Dr. Wendy McCurdy bleach your teeth the stains will return if you don’t address the initial source.

There are certain foods like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries have compounds that can also stain tooth enamel. Cutting back on these foods will certainly help. Incorporating a whitening toothpaste to your oral hygiene routine to reduce staining issues between your regular dental cleaning appointments.

Dark beverages, like coffee, tea, green tea, and soft drinks often have a strong concentration of stain-causing particles. You could still enjoy them in moderation, but you might want to try drinking them through a straw.

If you smoke or use other tobacco products, you should strongly consider talking to your physician about finding a cessation program that’s right for you. Beyond the obvious health benefits, the tar and chemicals tobacco products introduce to your mouth can very easily cause deep stains on your teeth.

If you need help understanding and addressing the cause of stains on your teeth, you should call Smile Time Family Dentistry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at 601-583-2000 to schedule a consultation session.