Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

&lt;a href=””&gt;&lt;img data-id=”648″ src=”×197.jpg” alt=”Dental Whitening” width=”300″ height=”197″ class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-648″ /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Keeping your smile bright and white isn’t always easy.  There are many tooth staining foods, drinks and habits that keep our teeth from being at their brightest.  Here are a few of the most common tooth staining culprits, don’t forget to contact a &lt;a href=””&gt;general dentistry&lt;/a&gt; professional if you need more information.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />Common Causes of Discoloration:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Consuming Beverages -&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;strong&gt; &lt;/strong&gt;Certain drinks like coffee, tea, soda, and wine can stain your teeth.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Smoking -&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;strong&gt; &lt;/strong&gt;Smoking and chewing tobacco are both common tooth-staining culprits.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Forgetting To Brush -&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;strong&gt; &lt;/strong&gt;Keeping up with regular brushing and flossing habits is the most important way to keep your teeth bright and healthy.  Inadequate oral health care can leave stain-producing substances like coffee on your teeth.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Age -&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;strong&gt; &lt;/strong&gt;As we age, the outer layer of tooth enamel gets worn away.  This can make your teeth more prone to staining.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Genetics -&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;strong&gt; &lt;/strong&gt;Some people have naturally brighter or thicker enamel.  This plays a big role in how much staining affects your smile.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental services we offer at Perfect Smile Maker and &lt;a href=””&gt;Alcan Dental Group&lt;/a&gt;.  If you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile, contact our office to learn more about whether or not teeth whitening is the right choice for you.  &lt;span&gt;&lt;a href=” “&gt;Check out West Cobb Dentistry&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href=””&gt;dentists in Anchorage from Alaska Dental Associates&lt;/a&gt; to learn more, or call 516-482-2215 to schedule a consultation. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Don’t forget to add us on social media for more dental tips and &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=”” style=”color: #2255aa;”&gt;Facebook &lt;/a&gt;&lt;span&gt; – &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=”” style=”color: #2255aa;”&gt;Twitter &lt;/a&gt;&lt;span&gt;- &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=”” style=”color: #2255aa;”&gt;Google+&lt;/a&gt;