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If you have been noticing that your teeth are staining and becoming discolored, you are not alone. Tooth discoloration is actually pretty common, and your teeth can become yellow, brown, and sometimes even grayish, depending on the cause. Staining can arise from extrinsic or intrinsic condition. Extrinsic stains, are the kind that occur thanks to outside sources which are in your control. These include staining from the following:

Food—eating bright berries, curries and their sauces, or soy sauce.
Drink—regularly consuming coffee, tea, or red wine.
Tobacco—smoking or chewing tobacco.
Oral Hygiene Habits—not brushing and flossing daily.

Intrinsic stains come from whatever is happening inside your tooth, causing it to darken, from things you may not always be able to prevent, and can be caused by the following:

Medications—antibiotics (tetracycline), antihistamines, antipsychotics, antihypertensive drugs.
Fluorosis—to much fluoride in your system.
Trauma—chipped or broken teeth can darken because of deadened nerves.
Dental fillings—a large amalgam filling can make the enamel appear grey.
Genetics—your family tree can cause you to be born with tooth discoloration.
Aging—daily wear and tear can darken teeth.

If your teeth are discolored, we can help! At Shining Smiles LLC , the dental office of Drs. Jacoby, Rivera, Waheed, and Kim, we offer teeth whitening treatments for our patients in Bolingbrook, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Our professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel. Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably whiter smile that will boost your self-confidence and brighten your smile. So if you are looking for whiter, brighter teeth and would like to schedule a visit with Dr. Miller, please call our team at 630-972-4010 today!