Why do Teeth Stain?

Serving Patients from Boston, Braintree, Weymouth, Quincy & Nearby Areas of Massachusetts


Tooth enamel is the semi-translucent outer layer of your teeth. Enamel protects dentin, the inner layer of your teeth which is generally a light yellow in color. Tooth enamel is porous and, due to its semi-translucency, can become discolored by absorbing pigments from things such as dark foods and beverages, tobacco and artificial colors found in foods, candy, gum and sodas.

As you age, teeth may appear more yellow as enamel wears away and more of your dentin is exposed.

Teeth staining can often be minimized by eliminating or greatly reducing your intake of certain things like coffee, tea, red wine, blueberries, and tobacco products and brushing your teeth after every meal and snack. However, it’s not always possible to completely avoid staining. Restoring luster may require a professional tooth whitening treatment from our Boston-area dentists.

Tooth Whitening Treatments in the Boston area

The cosmetic dentists at Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics are pleased to offer the latest in tooth whitening options. Our dentists provide in-office treatments which can lighten your teeth up to several shades in less than one hour in addition to take-home kits that can significantly improve color in the comfort of your own home.

The tooth whitening treatment best suited to meet your needs will be based on what is most convenient for you and on the severity of your staining. We’ll discuss your options with you during your initial consultation.

If you live in the Boston area of Massachusetts and would like more information on your professional tooth whitening options, please contact Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists.