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Tooth stains can result from a variety of outside influences. Stains can be intrinsic or extrinsic.

Intrinsic stains can originate from the use of tetracycline before the age of eight, from overfluoridation during the development of a tooth, or from severe fevers. Tetracycline stains can cause dark brown or grey stains deep inside the tooth. Since these stains are located past the enamel layer and into the portion of the tooth known as the dentin layer, where bleach treatments barely reach, bleaching can only provide mild lightening. Porcelain veneers are recommended for dark stains.

Extrinsic stains can be caused by smoking, or by consuming coffee, tea, wine or even blueberries. Poor hygiene can also be responsible for these stains.

Bleaching Porcelain Veneers

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