Treatment Options For Discoloured Teeth

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Stained teeth with areas of discolouration can ruin your smile and spoil your look.  Luckily, a good cosmetic dentist can help you with this problem.  Read on to find out how.

The causes of tooth staining and discolouration

Staining that affects the surface enamel of the teeth is referred to as extrinsic staining and is caused by foodstuffs like coffee, red wine and tea.  Stains and discolouration that affect the inner tooth structure are known as intrinsic stains and are usually small areas of staining caused by trauma, disease or some prescription drugs.

How to get rid of extrinsic staining

Extrinsic surface staining is generally straightforward to deal with.

How to get rid of intrinsic staining

Intrinsic staining demands restorative procedures, rather than standard whitening techniques, which only serve to highlight darkened areas of the tooth enamel. 

A good cosmetic dentist can restore discoloured or stained teeth.  Contact your dentist for more information and advice on what your options are.