Teeth stains are among the most common problems that require cosmetic dental treatment. If you are also concerned about your teeth stains, no need to worry; whether you have extrinsic teeth stains due to excessive coffee or tea intake or external tetracycline stains, cosmetic dentistry offers various options to get rid of them. Continue reading to find which option best suits you for getting stain-free, pearly white teeth.
How To Clean Stained Teeth?
Teeth can get stained due to a variety of reasons. Hence, the treatment also involves removing the causative agent. If the stains develop on the outer surface of the teeth – mainly caused by coffee, tea, tobacco, or red wine intake – these can be easily removed through professional or at-home teeth whitening procedures. However, if the stains develop inside the tooth during their development, such as those caused by tetracycline intake during childhood or trauma, they are difficult to remove altogether. These stains, called intrinsic stains, often require internal tooth bleaching – which is not always entirely successful – or are fixed cosmetically by masking them with porcelain veneers or crowns.
How To Remove Stains From My Teeth Caused By Smoking?
While smoking is harmful to your physical health and it can also lead to a host of dental problems
- Gum inflammation
- Bad breath
- Tooth staining
If you have tobacco stains on your teeth, no need to worry. You can either get them removed through professional whitening, or you may use any at-home whitening formulas for this purpose. Alternatively, there is various whitening toothpaste available that may also prove helpful in removing mild tobacco stains.
How To Naturally Whiten My Teeth?
Natural teeth whitening methods have been used for centuries to enjoy pearly white teeth. Some of these methods include oil pulling, brushing with baking soda, and using hydrogen peroxide. While some of these methods may prove beneficial, one must be very careful while using them, as they may do more harm than good. For example, baking soda acts as an abrasive to remove surface teeth stains. Therefore, applying too much pressure while brushing with baking soda may actually lead to tooth sensitivity. Likewise, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide must also be maintained carefully as it is harmful to the oral tissues in higher concentrations.
Is It Easy To Remove Teeth Stains From Teeth?
The ease of removing teeth stains primarily on the underlying cause. While extrinsic staining removal is easier – especially in the case of professional whitening when done by an experienced dentist – intrinsic teeth stains are generally more challenging. If your dentist feels that your teeth stains are non-removable, they may suggest aesthetically masking them with composite bonding, veneers, or crowns. No matter how difficult-to-remove teeth stains are, cosmetic dentistry will have solutions.
My Teeth Are Very Mottled And Stained, What Could Be The Cause?
We often hear from our dentists that fluoride helps make our teeth strong and more resistant to tooth decay. However, if the teeth are exposed to excessively high fluoride levels during development, they develop a condition known as fluorosis. According to the British Fluoridation Society, fluorosis results in the brittleness of the teeth and they appear chalky and mottled. Over time, the teeth also develop brown stains, which are resistant to professional whitening. The only option for cosmetically fixing this issue is to restore the affected teeth with veneers or crowns.
How To Remove Braces Stains From My Teeth?
If you have recently got your braces removed and observe teeth stains or white spots on your teeth, don’t panic! These stains mainly occur due to plaque deposition and tooth decay as mounts often make it difficult to altogether remove food debris from around them. The good news is that there are several ways in which your dentist can get rid of them. Firstly, most of these stains easily go away with regular brushing and flossing. In other cases, your dentist or dental hygienist may perform scaling and root polishing to remove these stains. In some cases, professional whitening may also be required. Depending on the extent of the staining, your dentist will recommend the most suitable method to get rid of them.
How To Remove Brown Stains From Teeth?
If the brown stains occur due to strong-coloured food and beverages, coffee, tea, or tobacco use, then your dentist may remove them with professional whitening, or you may use at-home formulas. However, if the brown stains are intrinsic or developmental, they may require cosmetic treatment with crowns or veneers.
Will Toothpaste Remove Tooth Stains?
Toothpaste typically contains minor amounts of abrasives that help in removing plaque and tartar deposits. However, some manufacturers also designed special kinds of toothpaste that are specifically aimed at eliminating extrinsic staining. These toothpastes contain a higher concentration of abrasives that help remove a thin layer of the stained tooth enamel and reveal the fresh underlying surface.
Do Dental Crowns And Dental Implants Stain?
Yes, dental crowns and artificial teeth attached to dental implants can also get stained like natural teeth. However, the stains on crowns or bridges cannot be removed using tooth bleaching as their chemical composition, and physical properties are different from the teeth. If you have stained crowns or veneers, your dentist will replace them with fresh ones and then perform whitening on your natural teeth so that they match precisely with your new crowns and veneers.
Do Dental Veneers Stain?
Yes, dental veneers are also get stained over time. If your veneers have become stained, your dentist will simply replace them with fresh ones. They will also whiten your natural teeth afterwards so that all your teeth have the same shade and colour.
Don’t let your teeth stains affect your smile and self-confidence. At Glen Dental, we have a highly experienced dental team and state-of-the-art dental equipment to treat any type of staining and other cosmetic dental problems. So, book a free consultation appointment with us today and let us give you a beautiful and charming smile that you truly deserve.
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