How do I remove stains from my teeth?

One of the most common questions people search online is ‘How Do I Remove Stains From My Teeth’. You will never be able to fully remove all stains from teeth at home. Your dentist will need to get involved at some point, but here are a few things you can do to prevent and minimise staining.

Watch your diet

Red wine, dark soft drinks including cola and Irn-bru, red fruits such as cherries,  strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, coffee and tea are just a few of the biggest culprits for staining. If possible, cut down on these foods and drinks. The more you have, the more your teeth will stain. We’re not saying cut them out all together (we wouldn’t manage that either!) we’re just saying to try and enjoy them in moderation.

Visit your dentist or hygienist for regular cleaning

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Visiting the dentist or hygienist for regular cleaning is vital to ensure staining doesn’t remain permanent. Alongside a good oral hygiene routine at home, staining should be minimised. Furthermore, your dentist or hygienist will be able to give you additional tips into how to keep your teeth stain-free. 

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Your Dentist Recommends

There are many different brands of toothpaste, many with stain minimising properties. They are available from our online shop so click the logo above to see our recommendations. Again, your dentist should be able to point you in the right direction of which to buy to suit your needs.

Natural Remedies Can Work to Remove Stains from Teeth

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Apple Cider Vinegar is among the most popular when it comes to stain busting. Acetic acid, which is the main active ingredient in apple cider vinegar, effectively kills bacteria. The antibacterial property of vinegar is what makes it useful for cleaning your mouth and whitening your teeth.

Keep in mind that not all natural and home remedies are safe. There are people out there promoting brushing with baking soda and using hydrogen peroxide to remove stains. Not only will the results be minimal, you could end up in a lot of pain and need to spend time in the dentist’s chair.

Speak to your dentist

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If you are worried about staining on your teeth, the best thing to do is to speak to your dentist. He or she will be able to provide you with the necessary information and treatment to allow you have the smile you’ve always wanted!

If you don’t have a dentist, you can find one near you in only a few seconds. Click on the logo below to head to our website. Take a look at the different practices, read reviews from previous patients. See which practice suits your needs and book an appointment! The smile you want is simple with Defacto Dentists.

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