Oral hygiene is directly connected with dental aesthetics. Irregular brushing of teeth can cause stains on teeth. Read on to find out more on what causes stains on teeth.
Generally, there are two types of teeth stains: intrinsic (deep) and extrinsic (surface). Intrinsic stains are inside the tooth. Using certain drugs can cause these teeth stains; they develop gradually and are very often more prominent in older people. Smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and tea cause surface stains on teeth.
Toothpastes containing pyrophosphates help prevent teeth stains. Pyrophosphates help prevent the development of tartar build-up on teeth. They make the work of a dentist, who removes the tartar with a professional cleaning procedure, easier.
To preserve their whiteness, one has to take care of oral hygiene regularly. The initial cause of tartar is the build-up of dental plaque and its removal during brushing is the first step to preserve the whiteness of teeth. Extremely effective tools for removing the plaque and eliminating surface stains on teeth are electric toothbrushes, which incorporate oscillating-rotating technology. Thanks to this technology, electric toothbrushes remove more plaque than manual toothbrushes.
There are various types of heads for electric toothbrushes, including those which polish the teeth and thus help remove the surface teeth stains.