Teeth Whitening

Discoloured or stained teeth are a common occurrence and can be caused by a number of things such as staining, damage to the external or internal tooth as well as the natural wear of aging. However, discolouration of teeth can be remedied with a trip to Booval dental where our experienced, caring and knowledgeable dental team can help you find the right solution for you.

What causes Discolouration?

On the surface, discoloured teeth can range from white streaks on the teeth to various shades of yellow all the way to brown spotting. However, discoloured teeth may also be caused by stained enamel, erosion or problems with the tooth itself. Though a dental evaluation, our team at Booval Dental can help identify the cause of tooth discolouration.

Types of Tooth discolouration

  • Intrinsic discolouration takes place with the interior of the tooth (the Dentin) which can cause your teeth to become darker or yellow. Causes of intrinsic discolouration can be attributed to too much fluoride as a child. Other causes also include trauma
  • Extrinsic discolouration takes place when the exterior of the tooth (the enamel) is stained and this is a common cause of tooth discolouration. It often occurs when a patient consumes food, drink and other products that cause staining, such as coffee, wine, sodas as well as tobacco products.
  • Age-related discolouring is the loss of your natural white colouring from your teeth and happens from the thinning of tooth enamel with age combined with the yelling of dentin over time.

Teeth cleaning at Booval Dental

At Booval dental, a professional clean from our dentists Ipswich can remove the stains on enamel caused by substances such as coffee, soda, and wine. Whiting through the process of bleaching gel is another option. While some staining is often permanent. Teeth whitening solutions such as these can help improve the appearance.

In some circumstances involving tooth wear or damage, Teeth whitening may not be the most viable solution. Crowns and veneers provide a great alternative option for restoring the function and appearance of your teeth. Crowns and veneers are often a thin ceramic shell that covers and protects the exterior of the tooth over the enamel. These are colour matched to your teeth around it to give it a natural appearance. This will also significantly lighten the teeth and create the appearance that staining and discolouration have been removed.

 

Want to know more?

If you would like to learn more about the teeth whitening options available to you. The team at Booval Dental can assist you. Call us today for a dental evaluation and find out if teeth whiting is the right solution for you!