It's Time to Say Hello to a Bright Smile and Forget Stained Teeth.
Discolouration of teeth occurs when the shade of the teeth has changed or looks yellowish or darkened and cannot be removed with brushing. It’s a common problem that can be a source of concern as it affects the appearance of one’s smile. But it’s not just a cosmetic issue but may also be a root cause for other dental health problems.
The Smile Space offers the latest teeth whitening technology, veneers, and smile makeovers to help reduce even the most stubborn stains. We only use advanced tools and quality whitening ingredients to target discolouration. Our goal is to provide amazing results that allow the patients to enjoy their lives once more with a beautiful and bright smile. We also aim to improve oral health along with the apperance of teeth. We do this by committing to following and applying the latest information on cosmetic dentistry. With us, you’ll know you’re in good hands.
Dental Services that Can Address Stained Teeth
The Smile Space is equipped with advanced dental services to address stained teeth. To determine which is suitable, the dentist will thoroughly evaluate the condition of the teeth, gums, and other areas in the mouth.
When addressing stained teeth, one popular option is professional teeth whitening. It’s a procedure that the dentist can do in-office.
At The Smile Space, we carefully assess the patient’s mouth before proceeding to know if there’s another oral problem that needs to receive treatment. In a couple of minutes or sessions, you can expect your teeth to look a few shades lighter and have whiter teeth.
We provide dental veneers to cover discolouration on the teeth, particularly if the stains do not respond to whitening treatments.
Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of your teeth. They are bonded to your natural teeth with a strong adhesive and can last many years with proper care. These shells are an efficient and durable way to transform the appearance of your teeth.
If you’re interested in enhancing the overall look of your smile aside from reducing teeth stains, the dentist at our clinic offers smile makeovers. It is a combination of one or more cosmetic dentistry treatments, and the goal is to improve the comprehensive aesthetics of the teeth and mouth, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look.
A consultation with a qualified dentist is the way to determine which services will be needed to achieve a significant enhancement of the smile.
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Stained Teeth
Teeth can become discoloured or have stains due to several reasons, but mainly because of what we eat and drink, ageing, and mouth trauma:
- Food and beverages.
The dark pigments from the foods and drinks you consume can remain on your teeth over time and cause surface stains. These may include curry, red sauces, chocolate, coffee, wine, and even those containing acids.
- Smoking habits.
Cigarettes and tobacco products contain chemicals like nicotine and tar, which can stain and damage your teeth.
- Poor dental hygiene.
Not brushing enough will allow debris to stay in your teeth, giving them the dull look of a yellowish hue.
- Age factor.
When you age, your teeth can become fragile or lose their brightness because of thin translucency, which can expose the naturally yellow dentin layer.
- Tooth injuries.
The sudden impact can damage the roots or sensitive structure of the teeth, causing them to darken.
- Fluoride levels.
In rare cases, changes in the colour of your teeth (white spots or streaks) may be because of excessive fluoride. Ask the dentist for the proper use and whitening options for this type of stain.
While some of the following foods and drinks contain health benefits, they are known to be one of the common causes of stained or yellow teeth. You may want to limit them together with proper oral hygiene to prevent tooth discolouration:
- Tea and coffee.
Both of these drinks contain tannins, which are the culprit for staining teeth.
Red wine. Red wine may roughen the teeth’s surfaces and open their pores. Allowing the dark pigments to penetrate the teeth more easily and cause discolouration.
- Tomato-based sauces.
Tomatoes are an excellent source of many important nutrients, but their deep red colour can make them teeth-staining food.
You can use balsamic vinegar as a tasty salad dressing, but it’s important to be aware of this deep pigmentation’s risk to your teeth.
- Certain fruits.
Blueberry, cranberry, and grape juices are great sources of nutrients and vitamins. However, too much consumption may lead to stained teeth.
- Soy sauce.
It is used to make your stir-fry delicious, but it could be lingering on your teeth long after the meal.
The desire to try to reduce stains on your teeth is understandable. But you should be careful when trying out DIY methods at home. Some common household products may damage your teeth if used incorrectly. Here’s what you can do:
- Practise good oral hygiene habits.
It means brushing and flossing regularly.
- Use whitening toothpaste.
There are many brands available on the market. Choose or ask your dentist for recommendations for your safety.
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking.
It may help to reduce the remnants of food or drink that could cause staining.
- Reduce consumption of foods and drinks that are known to cause staining,
such as coffee, tea, and red wine. It may be impossible for some, but try to limit your intake.
- Practise good oral hygiene habits.