If you’re partial to cups of tea, coffee or wine, or perhaps you are a smoker, chances are you have some staining on your teeth. Staining is a normal occurrence that doesn’t impact your oral health, but it can affect your self-confidence by disrupting the cosmetic appearance of your smile.
Here at Sarum Dental Practice in Salisbury, we can help remove these stains through deep cleaning, professional teeth whitening and cosmetic treatment. Read on to learn more!
Types of tooth staining
There are three different types of tooth staining; extrinsic, intrinsic and age-related.
- Extrinsic tooth discolouration occurs on the outer layer of the tooth enamel, which is stained through lifestyle-related influences, such as smoking and drinking coffee.
- Intrinsic discolouration occurs inside the tooth or within the dentin layer and is caused by medication, trauma or injury to the tooth. Tooth decay and overconsumption of fluoride can also cause intrinsic staining.
- Age-related discolouration combines intrinsic and extrinsic factors as our teeth become stained over time, and the dentin naturally yellows. The outer layer of the tooth also becomes thinner, revealing the yellowing hue underneath.
Removing stains from your teeth
As well as promoting excellent oral health, our Wiltshire dentists are experts in cosmetically enhancing smiles. This means that we can gently remove discolouration and staining from your teeth through a combination of high-tech and comprehensive treatments, including AirFlow Jet Polishing and Boutique Teeth Whitening.