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5 Factors That Affect the Whiteness of Your Smile

February 1, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Shohreh Shahram
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Do your pearly whites look neither pearly nor white? Many factors cause teeth to lose their luster, and it’s not just about cutting back on your morning coffee. Here are a few things that have people turning to professional teeth whitening in Vienna, VA to restore the vibrancy of their smiles.

1. What You Eat and Drink

You may already know that coffee and red wine are notorious for staining teeth, but here are a few others that may not occur to you: 

  • Dark teas
  • Colas or colored sodas
  • Fruit juices
  • Blueberries
  • Tomato sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Curries

2. Inadequate Oral Hygiene

Brushing your teeth twice a day removes plaque and food debris that can discolor your teeth. If you want to maintain the brightest smile possible, commit to brushing at least twice a day and flossing once.

3. Tobacco Use

Whether you smoke or chew, tobacco allows ugly brown stains to settle into the pores of your teeth, and removing them with your brush is almost impossible. Most staining caused by tobacco use needs to be removed by a dentist with professional whitening.

4. Prescription Medications

Intrinsic stains are often caused by discoloration that occurs during the formation of the teeth. Two examples are the antibiotics Tetracycline and Doxycycline that have been proven to cause intrinsic tooth staining.

5. Aging 

White enamel becomes thinner and more transparent as you age and allows the yellow dentin beneath it to become more visible. For this reason, reviving the brightness of your smile may require procedures like veneers or crowns to correct.

Please Call Us for Tooth Whitening Solutions

If you are looking for solutions to fix stained teeth in Vienna, VA, look no further than Tysons Dentistry! We offer both Epic Laser Teeth Whitening and KöR Teeth Whitening, and Dr. Sanati and Dr. Shahram will be happy to meet with you to determine which is the best approach for you.

Call us today so we can get started!

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