Are you frustrated by the sparkle of your teeth? You’re not alone. While daily oral hygiene care is effective at preventing serious dental issues, sometimes brushing and flossing isn’t enough to keep your teeth shining white. Everything from what you drink to medications can take a serious toll on teeth colour.
Smile Gallery Dental Clinic specialises in the latest teeth whitening system to safely restore teeth brilliance. Our service options, which include in-chair and at-home treatments, wipes away years of surface or internal stains. Regardless of discolouration severity, we hold the experience, techniques and passion to restore your smile from beautiful to truly radiant.
Why Teeth Become Stained
Even with proper dental care, most people will experience some level of dental discolouration. Eventually, your teeth may shift into a not-so-beautiful colour for a variety of reasons:
- Food and Drink | Do you enjoy a nice morning cup of coffee or tea? How about a glass of soda during lunch? While they may quench your thirst and give you a jolt of energy, these beverages contain intense compounds capable of staining your tooth enamel. Over time, these drinks alter the brilliance of your teeth. Foods, such as tomato sauce or berries, also result in stained tooth enamel.
- Age | As you age, tooth enamel thins. Eventually, the yellowish inner layer of your tooth, known as dentin, begins to show, which leads to tooth yellowing.
- Tobacco | With every puff of a cigarette, your teeth are bathed in two stain-causing substances: tar and nicotine. While tar, as you can imagine, is dark, nicotine is clear until it comes in contact with oxygen. After which, it transforms into a yellow substance that stains tooth enamel.
- Other Causes | Medication side effects, such as from antihistamines or antipsychotics, can cause teeth to darken by several shades. Another common cause is tooth trauma, such as being hit in your mouth. Teeth can respond to injury by producing extra dentin, which darkens teeth brilliance.