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Stained And Discoloured Teeth

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Stained And Discoloured Teeth

Ever wondered why you never see celebrities with yellow teeth? It is because they have access to teeth solutions to whiten their smiles Рand you can access these solutions as well. If you have been wondering how to get rid of yellow teeth, you have come to the right place. Focus Dental dentists can help with your yellow teeth at our Blackburn clinic through a range of treatments that are safe and guaranteed to be effective.

The Causes Of Yellow And Stained Teeth

Some people are unlucky and are more likely to have naturally yellow teeth. Yellow teeth can be present in kids, teenagers and adults of all ages. There are many causes of tooth discolouration that can impact the internal and external layers of your teeth, including:
  • External causes: Food, drinks, or cigarettes are often responsible for these superficial stains. The most common treatment for external staining includes air polishing, microabrasion for your teeth, and peroxide whitening. Consuming fewer stain-producing foods, beverages, or smoking will also reduce stain buildup.
  • Internal causes: In this case, the inner layer of the tooth, the dentine, is darker in colour. Dentine turning dark can be caused by leaky amalgam restorations, fluoride exposure, antibiotic use at an early age, trauma to the teeth, or rare genetic conditions such as dentinogenesis imperfecta. When teeth are internally stained, treatment often involves bleaching and cosmetics such as veneers and crowns.
  • Age-related causes: There are both external and internal factors at play here. Dentine becomes more visible as the enamel thins with age. Additionally, years of eating, drinking and smoking can cause teeth to gradually discolour. Full-mouth rehabilitation is often necessary to restore your aging teeth to their former state of radiance.

How To Clean Stained Teeth

If you have noticed that your teeth have started to become yellowed, faded or discoloured then you are probably looking for a way to make them pearly white again. To determine the correct course of action, it is important to determine whether the stain is on the inside or outside layers of the teeth.
When the stain is on the inside of the tooth this is called intrinsic staining and it involves discolouration of the dentite beneath the surface. This dentite usually becomes discoloured because of diet choices or various medications. The more common form of discoloured teeth is when the extrinsic layer (the outside of the tooth) has become yellow and stained. Various consumable products like wine, coffee and smoking can cause this form of discolouration.
To keep the enamel on the surface white and clean, it is recommended that you have a professional clean for yellow teeth at our Blackburn clinic. This is called cleaning and scaling and will not only remove discolouration but also potentially harmful plaque, calculus and other materials. It is not only the key to a white, confident smile but also all-around oral health. If this form of cleaning does not deliver the results you want, professional teeth whitening may be an option.
When it comes to intrinsic stains, these can be more challenging to remove. Because they are beneath the surface, they are not going to respond to regular cleaning that only whitens the external enamel. Chemical treatment is how to get rid of yellow teeth when the staining occurs on the inside layers. There are two main methods to achieve this:
  • In-chair whitening treatment: A very careful application of tooth whitening solution is required to ensure no solution contacts your gums during this 60-90 minute appointment. As part of the whitening procedure, you will be given an adhesive gel to cover and protect your gums. Once the procedure is complete, the gel will be removed. If you are seeking immediate results, this is the best course of action. An experienced dentist should perform this procedure.
  • Take-home whitening kits: The whitening solution used in this procedure is similar to that used in in-chair bleaching, but the active ingredient used is lower in concentration. We will provide you with customised trays for placing the whitening solution into. The trays must then be worn once per day for about seven days (this period may vary slightly depending upon the solution type and brand). Unlike in-chair whitening, this option is more gradual.
  • Microabrasion for your teeth: A very, very thin layer of discoloured enamel is removed by enamel microabrasion, a method that is precise, harmless, and painless.
It is important not to purchase take-home whitening kits online because they might not be safe, reputable or effective. If you want help with your yellow teeth visit our Blackburn clinic for professional advice and safe, effective products.





Treating Yellow Teeth In Kids

Discoloured teeth are not just something that older people need to worry about. Yellow teeth can be an issue for kids as well, usually because of diet and poor oral health practices. There are other factors to consider as well. Jaundice, metallic salts and iron supplements that can be present in over-the-counter lozenges and sprays along with excess fluoride can all cause discolored teeth in children.

Certain medications, congenital disorders and mouth trauma can also impact the colour of children’s teeth. For minor, external staining you can try a combination of baking soda and water or upgrade your child to adult-sized toothbrushes and toothpaste. It is also essential to get a professional cleaning and inspection from your dentist.

If you have any questions about discoloured teeth or the treatment options available. Contact the professional team at Focus Dental in Blackburn. We also offer dental emergencyorthodontics treatmentpediatric dental caredental implant and teeth whitening. Browse  our website for any dental treatment.