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By FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY GERALD R. RYAN D
October 21, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

It's fairly common that no matter how much you brush, floss, and use mouthwash, you may still have signs of staining and yellowed teeth. This can affect your confidence and may make you want to hide your smile from others. Teeth whitening from Dr. Gerald Ryan in Swartz Creek, MI, can help brighten up your smile and give you a dazzling smile that you can be proud to show off.

What Causes Dental Staining?

Most everyone has experienced stained teeth and may not really understand why. Certain things like aging, foods, and beverages can stain your teeth and be hard to remove without teeth whitening from your dentist in Swartz Creek, MI.

A common cause of staining on your smile is from dark beverages. Some drinks that cause staining are coffee, tea, and wine. The dark pigment sticks to your enamel and causes staining that may be hard to remove without professional assistance, especially if you’re an avid tea, coffee, or wine drinker. Your teeth can also get stained by things like darker berries and soy sauce. The dark pigment is naturally attracted to your tooth’s enamel.

There’s another type of staining that be caused by traumatic injuries or certain medications and these actually start inside the tooth and can’t be removed by brushing and flossing. You will notice staining and yellowing if you are a tobacco user. Aging also causes stains and yellowing because the outer layer of your tooth’s enamel slowly starts to strip away.

Contact your Dentist Today!

Rid your smile of stains and yellowing today! Contact Dr. Ryan in Swartz Creek, MI, to learn about teeth whitening and how you can brighten your smile easily! Call to make an appointment today at (810) 635-8446.