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  • Occurs primarily between teeth and on the surfaces of crooked teeth.Typically are dark brown
  • Are caused by strong discoloring agents such as coffee,tea, and tobacco
  • Usually can be managed with daily oral hygiene combined with regular visits to your dentist for professional cleanings


  • Are caused by a sticky film that builds up on the teeth over time or a cement-like substance that forms when plaque is not removed. Bacterial in origin
  • May be the byproduct of ineffective oral hygiene
  • Can appear as dark or whitish areas around the gum line,most often on the lower front teeth
  • Typically disappear after thorough dental scaling and polishing


  • Includes white spots on enamel surface and bands of brownish gray across the teeth
  • May be caused by faulty hardening of the tooth before birth or the interruption of normal enamel formation by medication or disease
  • Often appear in the people who were treated with the antibiotic tetracycline before the age of 8 years or whose mothers took the drug while pregnant.
  • Can result from the use of the certain antibiotics
  • May be caused by advanced decay or by old or defective silver fillings


  • Limit the amount of coffee and tea in your daily diet
  • Avoid smoking
  • Make regular visits to your dentist for professional cleaning
  • Remember that brushing of teeth is for cleaning them but not whitening them