What Does It Mean When You Have Hard Water Stains on Your Teeth?
Posted on 2/22/2021 by Amy
Many foods and beverages can cause staining to your teeth. However, hard water can also cause staining, which is characterized by yellowing or darkening on your teeth. Whether the staining is caused by hard water or by other substances, the condition will present itself in a similar manner and is treated with the same procedures.
Fortunately, our team at can easily treat this condition while also helping you understand the cause of the staining. Getting rid of set-in stains will give you an immediate confidence boost and also provide you with a healthy-looking smile.
What Is Hard Water?
Hard water is a term used to describe water that has an excessive amount of certain minerals, such as calcium. While having some minerals in your water is a good thing and will help be beneficial to your health, a concentrated amount will cause staining and can even contribute to diseases such as cancer.
Most of our patients that suffer from hard water stains rely on well water. The quality of well water varies greatly based on your geographical location and the depth of your well. However, patients that use city water can also experience hard water staining, especially if your home has older metal pipes because minerals can be transferred from the pipe to your water supply.
How Can These Stains Be Treated?
Our team can easily treat stained teeth through professional cleanings and teeth whitening procedures. Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth, which can produce several shades of improvement after a single session.
Once you have received your treatments, our team will give you some tips to get the most out of your smile and help you avoid future hard water stains. If you would like more information about hard water stains and the many great treatment options, you can call us for more information.
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