When a person does not have a good dental habit of brushing or flossing, black spots begin to develop and form on the surface of his teeth. These stains are usually stubborn and very hard to remove; hence, making it more unnerving to have them. Black spots may occur anywhere. They may appear on molars at the back of the mouth. But what’s really unsightly is when they appear on the front teeth. Imagine having a million-dollar smile only for it to be ruined by those unappealing teeth spots.

Dental experts attribute many factors as causes of black spots of teeth. For one, smoking is a dreadful habit that causes not only cancer but black spots on the teeth as well. Nicotine and other tobacco residue accumulate on the teeth, causing them to form tartar and plaque. If you’ll notice, most smokers, especially chain smokers, don’t usually have clean teeth. At the very least, their teeth have yellowish stains, which could worsen to black if they do not maintain good dental hygiene.

Black spots are also attributed to coffee and tea. It is the caffeine content that causes these stains and spots on teeth. What’s worse is that many people enjoy their cup of coffee along with cigarettes.

Most black spot treatment depends on what caused the teeth’s discoloration. If the spots are due to tobacco, cigarettes or nicotine, dental experts would recommend an ultrasonic cleaning. Cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth bleaching are also done when the stains are stubborn and hard to remove.

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