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Discolored teeth are fairly common among American adults, which is why there are so many teeth whitening products available in today’s market. However, in order to get the most out of whatever whitening procedure you choose, you need to understand what causes discoloration so you can choose the best product to counteract whatever discoloration you’re facing.

With that in mind, let’s examine a few of the causes of 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 Maddox Family Dental Center in Hartford City, Indiana.

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.

If you need help choosing the right whitening procedure, call us today at 765-348-4111 to schedule an appointment.