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Per hour, flexible, work announcement

Hello all!

It is awesome to see you here, at DentalToaster.com. You probably already guessed that this website is dedicated to dental professionals who would like to keep up with the fast-changing profession. Our mission is to

Help the dental professional become the successful person s/he deserves to be

Work from home, sipping your coffee, in your PJs, or with your kids around you. As long as we can provide value to our dental profession, we support your schedule and style.

Staining Review by Color and Origin

We have all probably tried to drink our coffee and even wine through a straw to avoid staining our teeth, but what else can cause stains? And can stains be removed? Let’s discover how we can use the color and pattern of stains to discover how they occurred and whether they can be removed.

Staining by Color

The color of the stain tells a lot about how the discoloration occurred:

  • Orange-red: chromogenic bacteria, chromic acid/copper chemicals
  • Yellow: heavy dental biofilm/calculus
  • Green: Nasmyth’s membrane (thin tissue on newly erupted teeth), copper/nickel chemicals
  • Blue: dentinogenesis imperfecta, dentin dysplasia
  • Brown spots: potential carious lesions, fluorosis
  • Brown: chlorhexidine, tobacco, food (e.g., red wine, tea, coffee), stannous fluoride
  • Black: iron/silver/manganese chemicals, betel leaves
  • Grey: pulp necrosis, amalgam restoration
  • White: demineralization, fluorosis
  • Bands of dark colors: tetracycline