There are several causes of staining on the teeth, including:
- Poor oral hygiene: Failure to brush and floss regularly can cause stains on teeth.
- Food and drink: Certain foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, red wine, soda, and berries, contain pigments that can stain teeth.
- Tobacco use: Smoking or chewing tobacco can cause teeth to turn yellow or brown.
- Aging: As we age, the outer layer of tooth enamel wears away, revealing the darker dentin layer underneath.
- Medications: Certain medications, such as tetracycline, can cause teeth to stain.
To limit staining on your teeth, you can take the following steps:
- Brush and floss regularly: Good oral hygiene can help prevent staining.
- Use whitening toothpaste: Whitening toothpaste can help remove surface stains. Please be mindful that if you’re whitening teeth, this can come with sensitivity issues. Whitening toothpastes contain heavy duty ingredients such as peroxide. These will whiten but can be temporary, prevention is better than a cure.
- Rinse with water after eating or drinking: This can help wash away pigments that could cause staining.
- Limit certain foods and drinks: Try to limit your consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, soda, and berries.
- Quit smoking: If you smoke or use tobacco, quitting can help prevent staining.
- Consider professional teeth whitening: If your teeth are severely stained, a professional teeth whitening treatment can help remove the stains and brighten your smile. However, please do approach this with caution and only if you can a. afford it and b. be aware that this option will definitely cause sensitivities.
Our certified organic, Brightening Antioxidant Toothpaste has a special blend of papaya extract, kaolin clay, charcoal and calcium carbonate to gently exfoliate stains from the teeth, taking them back to their brighter colour, naturally but effectively. It usually takes about 2 weeks to see a difference in our teeth with customers noticing a brighter smile after 1 or 2 days of use.