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What Causes Teeth to Stain?

Stained teeth are a common problem, but what causes these stains can vary. For some, it may be genetics. For others, a prescription medication could be at fault. For many, though, it’s as simple as what you eat or drink.

Coffee is a common offender when it comes to creating stained teeth. After all, think about how many patients start their day with a cup of coffee. Now think about how many keep drinking coffee all throughout the morning and into the afternoon.

But coffee isn’t the only offender; just one of the most common. Others include red wine, dark colored sodas, tea, and fruit juices. Any of these, consumed regularly or in great quantities, will contribute to problems with teeth stains.

The good news is that Bethesda Sedation Dentistry offers two great teeth whitening options to help patients overcome embarrassing stains. Our first option is an in-office teeth whitening system that promises to whiten teeth significantly with just one visit. The second option, a home teeth whitening system, takes longer to yield results, but is also an effective tool in the fight against teeth stains.

Used separately or combined, both can help patients who’ve lost confidence in their smile learn how to smile again. If you’re ready to transform your smile with professional teeth whitening, visit our teeth whitening page to learn more about our options. You can also call our Bethesda office to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Klotz or Dr. Schlossberg would be happy to talk with you about your smile.

We proudly serve patients from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, and Washington D.C.