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There’s nothing quite like a bright, vibrant smile. Unfortunately, there are things we do every day that work to darken those pearly whites. Here are a few common causes of staining in teeth.

Foods & Beverages
There are a few common food items we regularly consume that can leave stains on our teeth. These include fruits and berries with dark pigments, like blackberries and pomegranate seeds. Dark sauces, like tomato or soy sauce, are also common culprits. Beverages such as wine, soda, and coffee all tend to leave stains as well.

There are many reasons why you should quit tobacco use, and your teeth are one of them. Tobacco in all forms can severely discolor teeth.

Our teeth get their color from an inner layer of dentin, and as we age that color naturally turns more yellow, even if you brush regular.

Illness & Medication
Some antibiotic medications and other procedures used to treat some illnesses can cause tooth discoloration. Talk to your doctor about possible side effects of your medications.

At Cardwell Family Dentistry, we offer professional teeth whitening procedures that can help reverse discoloration from these and other causes. You can have your bright, confident smile back after as little as one visit to our Sylva, NC, office. Please give us a call to learn more!