toothbrushes-225x300Stained teeth can have a negative impact on not only your oral health, but it can affect your smile. When you are concerned about your teeth, you will tend to smile less and that can lead to a number of other problems, such as a loss of confidence and a depressed overall mood.

It’s important to have a smile that you’re proud of, so when you end up with stained teeth, you should take care of that as soon as possible. Regular dental checkups and cleanings can help return your teeth to their white brilliance, but you should avoid certain things that commonly cause teeth to become stained.


Smoking is not only bad for your overall health, it’s very bad for your teeth as well. It’s one of the leading causes of stained teeth. When you notice a person smoking and you see them smile, you will likely notice the yellowish color of their teeth.

Not only is this unattractive, it can lead to all sorts of gum diseases and bad breath. If you smoke and are unable or unwilling to quit, make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for cleanings.


Next to smoking, coffee is one of the most potent things that we can consume that will stain our teeth. Drinking a cup of coffee every day will have a direct impact on the color of your teeth.

While coffee may be a staple of your everyday functioning, be sure to brush your teeth, floss, and rinse with mouthwash after you drink your coffee and be sure to follow up with your dentist for bi-annual cleanings.


Also known as pop, these carbonated beverages are notorious for not only staining teeth, but causing erosion as well. As with most things, moderation is the key. If you tend to drink soda every day with every meal, you will be doing more damage to your teeth and your body.

Cut back on your soda consumption and you will help to improve the overall condition of your teeth. You’ll also likely feel better as a result.

When you are ready for a dental cleaning, whether you have any of these teeth staining habits, contact The Dental Centre. We will help you get that beautiful smile that instills confidence and attracts people to you.