What Causes Dark Stains on Teeth?

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Most people think that coffee and tea are the causes of dark stains on teeth. They are! But there are a host of other foods and beverages that also discolor your smile.

Fruits and Vegetables

Dark colored fruits and vegetables can linger and stain teeth. This makes sense when you think that our ancestors used them to dye fabric and as paint. Pomegranate, raspberries, and beets do quite a number on your teeth. These dark red color can remain as brown or graying stains.

Cola, Rootbeer and…

Cola and root beer can be ALMOST as bad as coffee and tea. Just like smoking, they can leave an ugly brown stains. Coffee, tea, AND red wine AND dark red juices can stick to the enamel or to particles on the teeth causing a film to discolor the teeth.

You might think regular brushing will remove them. It doesn’t! In fact, if you brush your teeth before consuming one of these beverages, you can make things worse!

Here’s something interesting….


If used during the stages of tooth development, antibiotics can cause deep dark stains on teeth. These stages begin in the latter part of pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.

A specific antibiotic, tetracycline is known to be connected. By binding to calcium and depositing in developing teeth and bones, the stains occur. Sometimes the stains look like a dark yellow or brown stripes across the teeth. sometimes the stains are gray.

These stains are superficial but you may not see them right away. Antibiotics used for ear infections or other childhood infections can imprint these stains, which can take years to show up.

Stains from antibiotics are embedded within the minerals in your teeth. BUT … that doesn’t mean you’ll need to go through life with them! Do you need to seek out professional treatment? Not necessarily. Check with your dentist and also remember to check out Dial A Smile home teeth whitening system.

When it comes to tooth stains, Dial A Smile has you covered. Dial A Smile, formulated by Whitening Lightning in 2010, has safely and effectively removed the stains of teeth all over the world. It’s easy to use. A simple 20-minute process will leave your teeth shades whiter.

Keep in mind teeth come in many shades. The natural color of your teeth might not be eye-blinding white. But there are things you can do to keep your teeth looking their absolute brightest. Dial A Smile is one of your best allies. Click on Dial A Smile to read an article about how your smile can make you more successful.

There’s nothing like a beautiful smile. Dial A Smile will see that you are proud to flash yours every chance you get! Visit Whiteninglightening.com and check out our special offers. If your teeth are sensitive, try Zero teeth whitening products. They were formulated especially for those who experience pain and sensitivity. Formulated with natural botanicals, you’ll enjoy a fresh, gentle experience with all the effectiveness of Dial A Smile.

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