What Causes Brown Teeth Stains?
Brown teeth stains are not uncommon, and they have many causes, including diet and medications. But smoking is one of the top causes of brown teeth stains. Constant exposure to the nicotine in cigarettes over time creates brown teeth stains that can get in the way of an attractive smile.1
If you are a smoker, the best first step toward improving the appearance of brown teeth stains is to quit smoking. Studies have shown that quitting can improve the appearance of brown teeth stains, and smokers who quit can significantly reduce their risk of gum disease and of mouth, lip, tongue, and throat cancers. Even cutting back on the amount of cigarettes can help improve brown teeth stains. But remember that cigarettes alone aren’t to blame. Smoking pipes or cigars can cause brown teeth stains, too.1
How to Improve Brown Teeth Stains
Brown teeth stains often respond well to teeth whitening systems. If you have brown teeth stains due to smoking, a combination of products, including those from the Crest 3D White collection, may help reduce brown teeth stains and prevent them from recurring. But it's important to be realistic. If you smoke and you are unwilling to quit, it will be harder to keep brown teeth stains at bay. Also, keep in mind that brown teeth stains from smoking may require more powerful whitening products than yellow teeth stains.1,2