How to Prevent Black Stains on Teeth

Even though your kids are pretty good about taking care of their teeth, they still may have black stains from certain foods and drinks. Don’t be discouraged! There are ways to prevent these stains and fix stained teeth.

The kid-friendly dentists at Kool Smiles know how to bring your kids’ white, shiny smiles back. Call us today to find a Kool Smiles location near you.

What Causes Black Stains on Teeth?

Black stains are on the outside of the tooth and are caused by certain foods and drinks, as well as some medicines. Common causes of blacks stains on teeth are:

  • Acidic drinks like sodas and sports drinks
  • Dark colored berries and foods and drinks made with them
  • Dark colored sauces like soy sauce, tomato sauce, and curry sauce
  • Liquid iron supplements

What’s the Good News About Tooth Discoloration?

The good news is that there are ways to prevent and remove black stains on your kids’ teeth. You can help your kids prevent blacks stains by:

  • Limiting the amount of carbonated drinks and sports drinks they have
  • Giving them a straw to drink with to prevent liquid from coming into contact with their teeth
  • Having them swish with water or chew sugarless gum after they eat or drink
  • Encouraging brushing and flossing teeth twice a day

Remove Black Stains on Teeth at Kool Smiles

If black stains have appeared on your kids’ teeth, they may feel uncomfortable about smiling. Their insecurity about their teeth could be stopping them from making friends or feeling comfortable at school.

If black stains are spoiling your kid’s smile, have them easily removed by a dental professional. The kid-friendly dentists at Kool Smiles have the experience and know-how to keep your kid’s smile healthy and white.

Call us today to find your local office and make an appointment.

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Sources:

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/foods-stain-teeth-feature

Tooth Club: http://www.toothclub.gov.hk/en/en_adu_01_05_02_02.html