Discolored Teeth

Discoloured or stained teeth can be the result of stains that are either extrinsic or intrinsic.

Intrinsic stains occur from within the tooth structure. Extrinsic stains occur on the surface of the tooth. So, can you get discolored teeth treatment or enamel teeth treatment? Yes, you can!

What are stained teeth?

Stained teeth can be the result of stains that are either extrinsic or intrinsic.

Intrinsic stains occur from within the tooth structure itself and are not removable by cleaning. These stains can typically be removed if you seek professional discolored teeth treatment services from a dentist.

Extrinsic stains occur on the tooth’s surface and can be reduced by improving oral hygiene and limiting contact with staining agents, which can be found in substances such as tobacco, red wine and coffee. If you are looking for a single tooth discoloration treatment, a dentist may use an ultrasonic scaling device to remove hard to remove stains from your affected tooth.

Symptoms of discoloured teeth

Changes to colour, including gray teeth, black teeth, brown teeth, and even green teeth.

Extrinsic stains are generally dark discolourations on the enamel (the outer layer) of the tooth. Intrinsic stains are present when the inner structure of the tooth darkens or gets a yellow tint.

Causes

There are many reasons why stains may appear on the teeth. There are environmental factors (such as fluorosis, a condition that can be caused by excessive consumption of the fluorine compounds often found in tap water), medical factors, such as being exposed to antibiotic therapy during tooth development, which can result in tetracycline staining, and genetic factors, which influence the growth and colour of teeth.

Causes and prevention of teeth discoloration

Many people consider stains unsightly, as they are often associated with poor oral health and hygiene. As a result, discoloured teeth treatment such as teeth whitening treatment, which can reduce the appearance of extrinsic stains, continue to grow globally in popularity. Intrinsic discolouration, however, can be more difficult to manage. These stains usually can’t be removed, but they can be covered or concealed with composite bonding material or veneers.

Prevention

  • Reduce intake of the foods and drinks that are likely to stain your teeth, such as coffee, red wine, and tomato sauces. Quit tobacco use.
  • Improve oral hygiene, brushing techniques, and flossing frequency.
  • Attend regular dental checkups and cleaning appointments with a dental hygienist. If the stain is intrinsic, you will need to visit the dentist and determine the exact cause of the discolouration and how to remove it.
  • Intrinsic discoloration from antibiotics (such as tetracyclines) should not occur today as health care providers are unlikely to prescribe such antibiotics to expectant mothers or children under the age of 8.

Commonly Asked Questions

Discoloured or stained teeth are teeth that have lost their white luminosity due to stains that are either extrinsic or intrinsic.
Though they are not removable by cleaning, they can be removed if you seek professional discolored teeth treatment services.
The price normally varies depending on whether it is intrinsic or extrinsic tooth discoloration. Click here to get a glimpse of our price and book your virtual appointment with Tele Dentistry today.

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