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Stained tooth enamel on your teeth can be a cause for stress. Even if you have Dr. Haefner perform a dental whitening treatment, stains can still return if you don’t address the underlying cause.

Some foods like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries have compounds that easily set into tooth enamel. Cutting back on these foods will certainly help prevent future staining. It might also help to use whitening toothpaste or whitening strips to mitigate the stains and maintain your white smile between dental cleanings.

Dark beverages, like coffee, tea, green tea, and soft drinks can often be a significant source of staining. You could still enjoy drinking them through a straw.

If you smoke or use other tobacco products, you should strongly consider talking to your physician about finding a cessation program that’s right for you. Beyond the obvious health benefits, the tar and chemicals tobacco products introduces to your mouth, can very easily cause deep stains on your teeth.

If you need help understanding and addressing the cause of stains on your teeth, please feel free to contact Dr. Haefner’s office in Mount Pleasant, SC, at 843-884-1215 to set up a consultation session. Let us help you achieve the beautiful white smile you always wanted.