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Why do I get stains in spite of proper brushing?

Stained or discolored teeth is a common problem why people feel embarrassed to speak in social groups. Most of them wonder why in spite of proper brushing, the stains do not disappear. Doubts float in the mind whether the brush, toothpaste used are effective or not. Here are some explanations that would clarify your doubts.


Habits:

Certain habits that cause staining over the tooth surface may not be removed only by brushing. These habits include drinking, smoking cigarettes, Vapes, chewing tobacco and frequent consumption of aerated drinks. Also, certain types of food and drinks like tea, coffee and chocolate can cause external stains.




Brushing technique:

A proper brushing technique is important to remove those stains which can be easily cleaned. Improper brushing can lead to formation of yellowish or brownish deposits called tartar around the teeth. They not only give poor appearance, they are harmful to the gums as well.




Trauma:

People experiencing trauma during fall may cause injuries to tooth structure which darkens the teeth as the time progresses.



Diseases and medication:

Certain medication taken during our childhood that interferes with the development of teeth causes discoloration that can’t be removed by brushing. In such a situation, don’t feel embarrassed or hesitate to consult your dentist. Some stains are associated with the underlying medical condition. Henceforth, it is better to consult a dentist whenever you find any abnormality in the shape and colour of your teeth.




Dental Fluorosis:

Dental Fluorosis is the increase in fluoride content of enamel more than normal level. It is pertaining to certain localities where people consume water during their early childhood period that contains increased amount of fluoride in it.






When should you see your dentist?

If you see any stains on your and it doesn’t go off even with a brushing regime, and it is better to consult your dentist. The dentist will examine whether it is extrinsic or intrinsic and will plan the treatment accordingly.


Prevention:

1.Practise proper oral hygiene instructions as per your dentist's instructions.

2.Care for your teeth after consuming each pigmented food item.

3.Modify your habits: Obviously, it is good for your oral health and general health.



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