Staining can appear on teeth due to problems within a tooth (intrinsic), or on the tooth’s surface (extrinsic).
Intrinsic stains occur beneath the surface of the tooth and occur when stain-causing particles are able to work their way through the outer layer of your tooth and accumulate within the enamel. Intrinsic tooth stains are more difficult to remove then extrinsic stains, but they can be treated.
Generally speaking, stained or yellow teeth are a cosmetic dental problem only. Usually, stained teeth do not lead to more serious or severe health issues (unless, of course, the cause is intrinsic and had damaged other aspects of your teeth as well). So, it should come as no surprise that the reasons to fix your stained teeth are mostly cosmetic too. Fixing your stained teeth will:
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