Teeth stains or discoloration as it is otherwise known refers to spots of brown discoloration which occurs on the teeth. These are a very common dental problem which can be prevented through lifestyle changes or dental treatment. The spots may not necessarily be brown, it can vary in color from yellowish-brown to black-brown. The shapes and sizes of these stains are also highly variable; people may develop irregular blotchy patches or brown lines.
Types of Teeth Stains
Tooth discoloration may be the result of surface stain, due to changes in the tooth material, or as an outcome of several combined factors. There are three main categories of teeth stains:
Causes of Teeth Stains
A major cause of teeth stains are food and drinks. Dark colored edibles contain chemicals called chromogens. For example, the tannic acid present in red wine can stain the tooth enamel. Over time, these stains become permanent and cause tooth discoloration. Smoking and chewing tobacco also results in darkening of teeth as it contains particles that stick to microscopic pores in the tooth enamel. Poor dental hygiene, such as inadequate brushing or flossing, can lead to tooth discoloration along with trauma or disease which affects enamel development.
Treatment of Teeth Stains
For permanent or stubborn brown spots on the teeth a dentist may be able to hide discolorations, or prevent further discoloration, with white composite fillings, veneers and crowns. For removing stains on the surface of the teeth, an effective solution is zoom whitening treatment, which involves bleaching of teeth. It lightens the enamel and removes any stain caused by years of drinking coffee, taking red wine, and smoking cigarettes.
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