There are many reasons why your teeth may grow stained. For instance, the tannic acid in foods like wine and coffee will stain your teeth, as will biological factors and trauma. If your teeth are turning brown though, you should know this is happening for a different reason.
Why Your Teeth are Turning Brown
You've probably been told that you need to brush your teeth at least twice each day. This is important because when you don't brush your teeth the plaque that's on them has an opportunity to sit there and build up on them. The acid that's found within this plaque will break down your tooth enamel.
When this happens, you'll start developing brown stains on your teeth. You should also know that this is how cavities also start to form. In other words, brown stains are a type of tooth decay. This is why it's so important to visit us on a regular basis so we can treat your teeth correctly for you.
How to get rid of Brown Stains
Besides properly brushing and flossing your teeth each day, there are a few other things you can do to get rid of the brown discoloration once it develops. At home, you can try mixing baking soda with some water and brushing your teeth with it every couple of days. You can also try rinsing your mouth with a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution after doing so. Make sure you rinse your mouth with water after doing so though.
There are also whitening toothpaste and mouthwash, as well as strips and tray systems that you can buy from your local store. If this makes you feel uncomfortable though, you can always come into our office for a visit during which we'll scrape, blast, or rub away any tartar or plaque that's building up on your teeth causing these brown spots to develop.
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