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Bull Mountain:
(503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl #10
Tigard, OR 97224 Map
Bridgeport:
(503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lwr Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR 97224 Map

What are Dental Pit Stains and Why Should You Care?


Posted on 6/20/2017 by Dr. Johnson
An elderly woman receiving a dental examination to remove pit stains.
Dental pit stains are common. Most people have them, but not everyone realizes they have them. Dental pit stains are small holes in your teeth where stains have accumulated.

They sometimes become a problem by turning into a cavity, but for the most part, they really don't do much other than sit there. So, what makes them something you need to pay attention to?

Paying Attention to Dental Pit Stains


The biggest thing you need to make sure you are paying attention to is that these small pits don't become something more, like a cavity. Since they are tiny holes in your teeth, they can accumulate debris.

However, they are typically only minute surface holes. Normally, with regular brushing, flossing, and dental care, you can keep them from progressing into anything more.

When you do not get the opportunity to brush your teeth twice each day, floss at least once, and see your dentist every six months, these pits can grow. This makes them susceptible to decay because they are already holes that exist in your teeth. If bacteria builds up in that pit, it can quickly begin to decay your tooth and leave you in a situation where you need a filling to fix the problem.

If you have a lot of dental pit stains, have your dentist point them out to you. That way, as you are caring for your teeth, you can keep an eye on those pits to make sure they are growing or becoming more noticeable.

Brush and floss like you are supposed to, and contact our office when you go in to make sure they are not getting any worse. This way, you can do your best to keep your oral health great, and keep your dental pit stains from becoming a problem.

Time to schedule your next appointment?


Call our Bull Mountain location at (503) 968-6101, our Bridgeport location at (503) 906-8600, or use our easy online scheduling form to set up your next visit quickly. On behalf of every dentist and team member at Total Health Dental, we look forward to helping you brighten the world with your smile.


Dr. Joel Fast
Dr. Rod Johnson


Bull Mountain (503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl. #10
Tigard, OR 97224



Dr. John Holland


Bridgeport (503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224


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