How I wish I could take pix for y'all, but my camera doesn't have the lens (though we tried). I was brushing my teeth last night and noticed that some of my lower teeth have brown stains on them - none of the buccal surfaces (I'm paranoid someone will see my teeth turning brown & say something). Like, the lingual surfaces of my lower left incisors, and the occlusal surface of my remaining left premolar. I've been brushing my teeth with a tooth soap (Rose of Sharon Acres' goat milk) and baking soda at other times (I ran out of my homemade tooth powder, a mixture of clay, baking soda, Sea Salt , peppermint oil).
These are pretty noticeable stains. I brushed with my Sonicare toothbrush trying to get those stains out last night & this morning, with separate soap & baking soda brushings, all to no avail. My teeth feel sparkling clean - and yet there are those weird stains. I don't know how long they've been there. They aren't exposed dentin - there's no sensitivity in any of these teeth, no pain, no problems...
I've been oil pulling in the mornings with castor oil. I did it this morning, and it made no difference in the stains.
Slight stains aren't new to me. My teeth have always been a bit yellow (my mom is very proud of having fluoridated us with tap water & dental treatments). I have a few very slight stains in tiny places on various teeth - some white, some darker.
This is weird, though. I don't know where the stain came from. I hope this doesn't show up in visible places on my teeth. I haven't had coffee in over a month, but I did have tea (organic kombucha). The only other thing that might have stained them is Floravita (liquid iron supplement). Neither of these has stained them in the past, though.