Having a healthy white smile is on most people’s wishlist, however some lifestyle choices or health conditions affect this. With many different options available for teeth whitening these days, it’s important to know which ones are safe and effective, and which ones can cause harm or waste your time and money.
What causes Discoloured Teeth?
Yellow stains on the outside of teeth are generally controllable and occur when plaque is not cleaned from the teeth regularly. Eating and drinking tasty highly coloured things like coffee, red wine and curries, as well other not-so-healthy habits like smoking, all contribute to teeth staining. On the other hand, staining particles making their way inside the tooth. Tooth trauma at a young age or internal tooth bleeding and previous root canal treatment can create these stains.
How to treat yellow teeth
Our Oral Health Therapists can gently remove any surface stains to brighten your smile.
Achieved using a lightening gel and a blue light for activation, or via a take-home kit for a more gradual change.
If you have a darker tooth due to an old root canal, internal bleaching can be carried out to lift the colour.
When intrinsic stains are visible but no other tooth issue exists, a lighter tooth-coloured material can be bonded to the front of the tooth.
When discolouration is not the only issue, and you require a suitable solution that achieves both aesthetics and health results. Both veneers and crowns are highly durable and look like real teeth with the benefit of precise colour matching to reach your desired shade.
Are you ready to smile again?
Of the many Adelaide dentists offering teeth whitening, Littlehampton Dental has treatment options to suit every budget and health condition. If you’re ready to whiten your smile, speak to our team about ZOOM Whitening and Digital Smile Design and finally tick this off your wishlist.