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Dental Hygiene

Stains

11/28/2007

Question:

I would lke to know how teeth stain? What can cause the stain? Does toothpaste alone help?

Answer:

Teeth are porous and pick up stain from what you put in your mouth. Toothpaste will remove the surface stain some; however, whitening treatments are the most effective.

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Response by:

Wendy  J Moore, RDH, EFDA, BS, MS Wendy J Moore, RDH, EFDA, BS, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University