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Answering Your Questions about Tooth Stains

October 23, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Richard Mancuso
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Teeth stain for many reasons, but there are things you can do to remove most of these unsightly discolorations and help prevent new ones from forming.

Your dentist in Tampa, FL, provides professional teeth whitening treatment but also offers tips to keep your teeth shining bright! Let's explore these tips through your most frequently asked questions about tooth stains.

FAQs about Teeth Whitening

1. Why do teeth stain?

Teeth stain for so many reasons, including:

  • Lackluster brushing and flossing
  • Skipping professional teeth cleanings
  • Consuming tooth-staining foods and drinks
  • Certain prescribed medications
  • A natural part of aging
  • Tobacco in all forms
  • Brushing too vigorously (stripping your enamel)

2. What are the most common tooth-staining foods and drinks?

  • Coffees
  • Teas
  • Red wines
  • Fresh berries
  • Dark sauces

3. What can I buy over the counter to treat tooth stains?

Your dentist recommends whitening your teeth in our dental office for the best results. Store-bought kits and gels can damage your enamel, lead to tooth sensitivity, and leave you with disappointing results.

4. Will professional teeth whitening work for me?

The best way to determine whether our KöR Teeth Whitening System in Tampa will work for you is to arrange a consultation with the dentist. This way, your dentist can ensure your teeth and gums are in shape for safe and effective teeth whitening or discuss other cosmetic dentistry options.

If you decide to whiten your teeth with us, we first professionally clean your teeth for the best results.

KöR teeth whitening may lighten your teeth by several shades during one dental office visit!

5. Can KöR teeth whitening lighten my restorations?

No whitening agent, including those sold in stores, can remove stains from dental restorations or lighten their color. However, your dentist can tell you what to expect from teeth whitening if you have dental restorations.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Tampa, FL

Are you hiding your smile? Are tooth stains making you self-conscious? Contact us for a teeth whitening consultation today with our cosmetic dentist.

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