All of our teeth become more brittle as we age, leaving them more vulnerable to staining and darkening. A smile that is considered to be less attractive can make people feel more self-conscious and leave you feeling embarrassed when smiling, laughing or talking.
If the discolouration is severe, this may be a sign of an underlying issue that requires more careful treatment with our experts, such as advanced tooth decay. However, some degree of discolouration on the teeth is unavoidable for many people.
Depending on the level and nature of the discolouration on the teeth, there are a range of treatment options you can discuss with our expert team. These options include:
- Composite bonding
- Dental implants
- Crowns / inlays
- Composite fillings
Visiting a dental hygienist in addition to your regular dental check-ups can provide a deep clean to your teeth when they are particularly discoloured or stained. This appointment can include:
- Professional cleaning
- Tooth polishing
- Removal of plaque
- Removal of stubborn tartar
Avoiding too much exposure to substances that may stain the teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, sugary drinks, tobacco and excessive fluoride is the best way to prevent discoloured teeth.