Brown Spots On Teeth: Causes And Treatment Options

We live our lives, eat and drink what we want, and never think much about what certain habits can do to our bodies over time. If you are beginning to notice your teeth looking a bit dull and dingy with brown spots, let’s consider those brown spots on teeth: the causes and treatment options.

Oral Hygiene Lapsesperson looking at brown spot on tooth

Unless you brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss between teeth at least once a day, you are not doing yourself any favors.

When you don’t keep up with personal oral hygiene, you are allowing bacteria to spread, cavities to develop, and plaque just sits in place. Plaque turns into tartar, and your dentist has to remove it. The plaque and tartar weaken the enamel of our teeth causing them to wear away leaving our teeth to turn colors from yellow to brown.

Eating Certain Foods

Certain foods and drinks can change the color of our teeth. Whenever we eat fruits and berries dark or bright in color, we encourage the acids to cause stains and wear away our enamel.

Red wine, coffee, and colas do the same. Unless we are diligent to rinse our mouth with water before we can brush, the acids remain. These stains can become permanent.

Smoking And Chewing Tobacco

Nicotine and tobacco are common causes of brown spots on teeth. This includes pipes, cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco.

Celiac Disease

This disease makes you gluten intolerant, and it can weaken the enamel of your teeth causing white and brown spots.


If you had too much fluoride in your youth, it can create white and dark spots on your teeth.

Just Getting Older

Simply getting older can diminish our enamel and expose the dentin which appears dark.

Brown Spot Fixes

Luckily there are treatments available for dark spots at East Village Dental Arts in NYC!

Professional teeth whitening is a great way to start. It is a personal, professional-strength whitening system that will leave you with sparkling teeth.

Porcelain veneers are another great option. These very thin strips will mold to your teeth, and no one will know other than noticing your beautiful white teeth.

Once you have removed those brown spots, be sure to maintain your oral hygiene practices and see your East Village Dental Arts dental specialist for regular cleanings.

Contact East Village Dental Arts at (212) 979-6300 if you are living with brown spots on your teeth. Our providers can help remove them, and you can once again have sparkling white teeth.

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