Why do teeth become discolored?
Your teeth may lose their original whiteness due to stains from food, drinks (like coffee, tea, and wine), smoking, certain medications, or simply the natural process of aging.
What can I do to stop new stains from appearing?
As a first step, you could avoid certain foods or drinks. Alternatively, you could brush with a whitening toothpaste immediately after eating or drinking these.
Can staining or discoloration be reversed?
Today, there are more options than ever for tooth bleaching or whitening. You can choose from numerous over-the-counter or professionally-dispensed whitening products.
Many stains that are the result of smoking, coffee, tea and/or aging may be improved with these treatments. Stains caused by other factors, such as antibiotic use, are less likely to respond to these treatments.
Some conventional tooth whitening products contain high levels of silica, which can scratch the enamel and damage the tooth surface. Others have added detergent or bleaching agents which removes some of the stain but can taste a little bit like soap and even be damaging to the tooth enamel.
How can I restore my teeth’s natural white color?
Before trying any whitening procedures, have a chat with your dentist. You can decide together which treatment is best for you.
Sometimes, simply changing your daily oral care routine might be enough. Our professionally recommended GUM® Original White range includes a whitening toothpaste, mouthrinse, and floss. These innovative solutions are all specially designed to effectively remove stains and stop them from reappearing, without harsh ingredients that can damage your teeth and gums.