Do you think you might have yellow teeth? Or could your teeth just be a little whiter and brighter?
There are many different types of discolouration that can occur, resulting in stains on the enamel, or surface, of your teeth. These stains are usually caused by tartar build-up from a number of different sources. So, the best way to avoid stained teeth is to avoid the food, drinks and other items that are causing these stains.
Generally speaking, if you’re worried about certain foods or drinks staining your clothing or pristine white tablecloth, then it’s these same foods and drinks that will stain your teeth. These include red wine, tea, coffee, cola and sports drinks, berries, and even some sauces. Basically, the more intense the colour of the food or drink, the more likely it is to stain your teeth. Apart from food and drinks, there are a number of other things that can cause yellow teeth:
There are three main types of teeth stains, all of which have different causes and different results:
For extrinsic stains, that are located on the surface of your teeth, there are a number of different treatment options available, depending on their severity:
If, on other hand, you have intrinsic stained teeth, as the result of an injury, or the nerve dying, then we may need to treat this both internally as well as externally to get the best possible result. Internal whitening of discoloured teeth caused by nerve death is very simply done by placing diluted sodium perporate inside the tooth over several weeks. Its called ‘walking whitening’ since you have to do nothing except walk and wait!
Our stained teeth services and solutions include:
Generally speaking, stained or yellow teeth are a cosmetic dental problem only. Usually, stained teeth do not lead to more serious or severe health issues (unless, of course, the cause is intrinsic and had damaged other aspects of your teeth as well). So, it should come as no surprise that the reasons to fix your stained teeth are mostly cosmetic too. Fixing your stained teeth will: