White teeth are something that nearly everyone wants. Some people go to the dentist to have their teeth whitened, while others try at-home remedies like whitening toothpaste or strips. Nearly every teeth-whitening approach, it seems, has a downside.
Professional whitening that you do at the dentist’s office is costly, time-consuming, and can create sensitivity. At-home teeth whitening, on the other hand, is often ineffective and can also cause sensitivity. This is where Supersmile comes in. With Supersmile’s proprietary blend of ingredients, users can whiten their teeth without creating sensitivity.
But what causes teeth to stain? And why do our teeth naturally become more stained over the years?
Extrinsic Teeth Stains
Extrinsic teeth stains are the most common types of stains. These are the sort that we often cause ourselves by eating and drinking certain foods. These stains occur when food or drink residue builds up in the protein’s film, which protects the enamel of our teeth. Some of the biggest causes of teeth stains are:
- Tea and Coffee: Tea and coffee are well known as, perhaps, the leading causes of teeth stains. While you don’t need to sacrifice your favorite drink to have white teeth, it is a good idea to get into the habit of brushing after your first cup (or few cups) of morning coffee. This will reduce how much damage you are doing to the enamel of your teeth.
- Soda: Soda is bad for you in several different ways. Namely, it’s loaded in sugar which is not good for your oral health or overall body. Additionally, soda can stain your teeth.
- Curry: Curry can stain just about anything from a table cloth, to your shirt, to your teeth. If you eat curry, make sure to do so with a glass of water next to you, and then, of course, make sure to brush afterward.
- Tomato Sauces: Tomato sauces are surprisingly acidic and can be damaging to the enamel of your teeth. If you prepare your own tomato sauce, look into ways to reduce its acidity.
- Berries: While berries have antioxidants and other good stuff, they have a downside: they stain your teeth. In most cases, you can eliminate the staining effects of berries, though, by consuming them with water and brushing your teeth afterward.
- Balsamic Vinegar: Balsamic vinegar is both acidic and dark in color. It’s a double-punch to your teeth’ whiteness. If you consume a lot of balsamic vinegar on your salads or in other ways, make sure you are following it up with some brushing!
- Soy Sauce: Another dark sauce, soy sauce, is known to stain teeth as well potentially.
Age-Related Teeth Stains
Like our bones, the enamel in our teeth becomes thinner as we age. As such, our teeth are more vulnerable to staining. Make sure to take care of your teeth as you age!
Intrinsic Teeth Stains
Intrinsic teeth stains are more difficult to remove because they appear beneath the surface of the tooth. However, with professional help or an effective at-home teeth whitener like Supersmile, you can eliminate intrinsic teeth stains.
There you have it, the three main types of teeth stains and how to avoid them. Now get in there and give your teeth a nice, soft brushing!