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Teeth Discolouration – Dentist Ellenbrook

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What Is Teeth Discolouration?

Teeth discolouration, also known as teeth staining or teeth yellowing, refers to the change in the natural colour of teeth, making them appear darker, yellow, or discoloured.

Discolouration can affect the outer surface of the teeth (extrinsic stains), the inner structure (intrinsic stains), or both. It can result from various factors, including lifestyle habits, dietary choices, age, genetics, and certain medical conditions.

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Causes of Teeth Discolouration

Teeth discolouration can occur due to various factors, both external and internal. Here are the common causes of teeth discolouration:

Extrinsic Stains

These stains occur on the outer surface of the tooth enamel and are typically caused by external factors such as certain foods, beverages, and lifestyle habits. Examples include:

  • Food and Drinks: Dark-coloured foods like berries, tomato sauce, and soy sauce, as well as beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and cola, can stain teeth over time.
  • Tobacco Use: Smoking or using smokeless tobacco products can lead to yellow or brownish stains on teeth due to the tar and nicotine content.
  • Poor Oral Hygiene: Inadequate brushing and flossing can result in the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can cause surface stains on teeth.

Intrinsic Stains

Intrinsic discolouration originates from within the tooth structure and can be caused by factors during tooth development or from internal issues. Examples include:

  • Dental Trauma: Trauma to the tooth can cause it to darken as a response to the injury.
  • Fluorosis: Excessive fluoride exposure during tooth development (usually during childhood) can lead to white spots or brown stains on teeth.
  • Tetracycline Use: The use of tetracycline antibiotics during tooth development, particularly in children, can cause gray or brown discolouration in the tooth structure.
  • Aging: As people age, the outer enamel layer can wear down, revealing the naturally yellowish dentin underneath, leading to a gradual darkening of teeth.

Medical Conditions and Treatments

Certain medical conditions, such as enamel hypoplasia or dentinogenesis imperfecta, can cause intrinsic tooth discolouration. Additionally, certain medical treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation, may impact tooth colour.

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At Coolamon Dental Centre, we understand the significance of a vibrant smile and are committed to offering an array of cutting-edge treatment options for teeth discolouration. Whether you’re troubled by surface stains, stubborn discolouration, or other dental imperfections, we have tailored solutions to restore the brilliance of your smile.

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Treatment Options for Teeth Discolouration

Experience the power of a beautiful smile with our diverse treatment options for teeth discolouration at Coolamon Dental Centre.

Professional Teeth Whitening

In-clinic teeth whitening treatments performed by dental professionals using powerful bleaching agents can effectively remove surface stains and lighten the shade of teeth, providing immediate and noticeable results.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Custom-made take-home whitening kits, prescribed by dentists, allow patients to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their homes at their own pace. These kits include trays and professional-grade whitening gel for controlled and consistent application.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-coloured resin material to the teeth and bonding it with a special light. It can cover minor surface stains and correct small imperfections, providing a quick and cost-effective solution for teeth discolouration.

Dental Veneers

Porcelain or composite dental veneers are custom-made shells that cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are ideal for masking more significant discolouration, stains resistant to whitening treatments, and other cosmetic concerns like chipped or misshapen teeth.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, also known as caps, fully cover damaged or discoloured teeth, providing both cosmetic improvement and functional restoration. Crowns can be used to conceal severe discolouration, cracks, or extensive decay.

Regular Dental Check-ups and Cleanings

Regular dental visits for check-ups and professional cleanings are essential in maintaining oral health and preventing teeth discolouration caused by plaque and tartar buildup.

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Preserving Whitening Results

You’ve invested in a teeth whitening treatment, and now you’re reveling in your brighter, more dazzling smile. To ensure that your efforts and results stand the test of time, it’s essential to adopt good oral habits and make mindful lifestyle choices. Here are some valuable tips to maintain the longevity of your teeth whitening results and keep your smile shining brightly:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily to remove plaque and surface stains. A clean mouth is the first step towards preserving your newly whitened smile.
  • Incorporate a whitening toothpaste into your oral care routine. These specialised toothpaste formulations can help prevent the buildup of new stains and maintain the brightness of your teeth.

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  • Certain foods and beverages, like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and tomato-based sauces, can stain teeth over time. Try to minimise their consumption and use a straw when possible to reduce contact with your teeth.
  • Tobacco products are notorious for causing teeth discolouration. By quitting smoking or using smokeless tobacco, you can preserve the brightness of your smile and improve overall oral health.
  • Whenever possible, rinse your mouth with water after consuming staining foods or drinks to help wash away residue and reduce their impact on your teeth.
  • When drinking stain-causing beverages, like coffee or tea, opt for a straw to minimise direct contact with your teeth.
  • Acidic foods can weaken tooth enamel, making it more susceptible to stains. Limit your intake of citrus fruits, vinegar-based dressings, and carbonated beverages.
  • Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial for maintaining a healthy and bright smile. During these visits, your dentist can monitor the condition of your teeth, provide touch-up whitening treatments when needed, and offer personalised advice on preserving your results.
  • Depending on your lifestyle and individual teeth discolouration tendencies, occasional touch-up whitening treatments prescribed by your dentist can help keep your smile radiant and fresh.

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Where to find us

Coolamon Dental Centre 

56A Mornington Pkwy,
Ellenbrook WA 6069

Tel: (08) 9296 9970

Booking:

You can book an appointment with us online or call us at 9296 9970. Please note your dental appointment is considered confirmed at the time of booking. We have reserved the time with our dentists, dental assistants and hygienists, especially for you. We will contact you prior to your scheduled appointment with a courtesy reminder but ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure that you arrive on time for your appointment. We know that life can get in the way and if you need to reschedule, please give us at least one business day’s notice and we will be happy to find a time that better suits you.

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