Can Stained Teeth Be Whitened?

Written by Dr. Brian Harris

September 07, 2023

Nowadays, the million-dollar question on everyone's lips is, "Can stained teeth be whitened?" Let us put your concerns to rest. The answer is an unequivocal yes!

Stained teeth can be whitened by breaking down discoloration using whitening agents, which penetrate tooth enamel to target and remove both surface and deep-set stains.  

While there are numerous factors causing teeth staining, we at SNOW have a vast array of over-the-counter whitening products to turn your teeth from stained to stunning after just a few uses.

Let's embark on this informative journey together! 

What this article covers:

What Causes Teeth Staining?

Teeth staining is a common concern, and understanding its root causes can help in addressing it effectively. Our findings show that various factors, from our diet to our lifestyle choices, can lead to discolored teeth.

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Types Of Teeth Staining

Based on our observations, teeth stains typically fall into two categories: intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external).

Intrinsic Teeth Staining

This type of staining occurs within your tooth. It's deeper and usually appears as a yellow or brownish discoloration.

Intrinsic stains are often due to factors such as:

  • Aging
  • Dental trauma
  • Taking certain antibiotics, antihistamines, and high blood pressure medications

For a comprehensive whitening regime, we highly recommend our cleaner smile teeth whitening kit and whitening electric toothbrush. They both utilize our innovative blue and red LED light and sonic technologies to accelerate the whitening process while supporting healthy gums.

Together, they use a targeted single tooth whitening approach by going beyond the surface and tackling deeper tooth stains - giving you a whiter and more radiant smile without teeth whitening sensitivity after the fact.

Extrinsic Teeth Staining

This is the staining that happens on the surface of your teeth. The main cause of it is:

  • Consuming stain-causing foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries
  • Using tobacco
  • Poor dental hygiene

Over time, these factors can cause plaque and tartar to accumulate and diminish the natural whiteness of your teeth.

That's why we recommend SNOW's over-the-counter whitening products, especially designed to tackle teeth stains like bleaching a dead tooth or whitening root canal tooth without damaging your enamel and gums.

For instance, our whitening strips and whitening tooth powder are outstanding at gently lifting surface stains caused by staining foods, drinks, and lifestyle choices to give you a whiter and healthier smile over time.

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How to Remove Brown Tooth Stains with SNOW's DIY Teeth Whitening Products

Based on our first-hand experience, we at SNOW have developed a range of DIY teeth whitening products that are not only effective but also safe for everyone, including those with sensitive teeth. Our products are specially designed to address both intrinsic and extrinsic stains, ensuring a comprehensive whitening experience.

Using SNOW's Over-The-Counter Teeth Products To Whiten Stained Teeth

Let's talk about how some of our other DIY teeth whitening products are revolutionizing the path to pearly whites by offering effective and easy solutions to whiten stained teeth right from the comfort of your home.

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Whitening Mouthwash

A good whitening mouthwash does more than just freshen breath - it cleanses all the way down to the roots. Our Arctic Frost whitening mouthwash is a natural solution that combats stains while ensuring a gentle whitening experience. It's free from harsh ingredients like alcohol, making it a perfect daily addition to your oral care routine.

Teeth Whitening Foam

SNOW's whitening foam toothpaste is a versatile product that offers gentle whitening effects. It's especially beneficial for those using dental devices like aligners or retainers. This foam can be used as a toothpaste or in conjunction with other whitening products, ensuring that your teeth get a consistent dose of whitening agents every time you brush.

Whitening Toothpaste

Our toothpaste that whitens teeth is meticulously crafted with sensitive teeth in mind, promising a whiter and healthier smile. SNOW's daily toothpaste is specially formulated with natural ingredients, is free from fluoride and sulfates, and is gentle on tooth enamel, making for a consistently comfortable whitening experience. 

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Can stained teeth be whitened? Yes, they can! Using whitening solutions that penetrate tooth enamel to target and remove both surface and deep-set stains, your stained teeth can be restored to their original shade of white.

After putting them to the test, over-the-counter teeth whitening products from SNOW are clinically proven to remove teeth stains effectively and safely.

So, if you're tired of those pesky stains and yearning for a brighter smile, our cutting-edge and award-winning whitening lineup is a great place to start. Here's to a brighter smile!

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