Are your teeth discoloured or stained? Teeth @ Mittagong can help you to enhance your smile
Tooth discolouration can occur for a number of reasons including (but not limited to) smoking, certain foods and drinks, illnesses, and some medications. There are a huge number of readily accessible, over-the-counter teeth whitening systems, however sometimes these products can have the reverse effect; causing more harm than good!
At Teeth @ Mittagong our dentists have been specially trained to diagnose the source of your tooth discolouration to determine what treatment plan will be more beneficial for you. Did you know damage to the tooth can also cause discolouration? In this case the damage will need to be treated prior to the whitening treatment for optimal results.
Teeth @ Mittagong use ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
Teeth @ Mittagong offers the elite ZOOM! Teeth Whitening procedure, renowned in Australia as one of the best teeth whitening treatments available. ZOOM! Teeth Whitening has the ability to help you brighten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter in a single treatment.
Teeth @ Mittagong understand the daily dilemma of not having enough time in the day to do everything you need to do, so sometimes dental work goes on the backburner. For our patients convenience we offer both in chair and take home whitening kits.
What causes tooth discolouration?
There are numerous reasons teeth staining may occur. Discoloured teeth may be due to genetic, environment or pharmacological reasons, with the most common occurrences being surface stains (affecting the enamel surface of the tooth) or beneath the enamel. If left for long enough surface stains can penetrate the enamel and change the colour of your dentin, as the enamel layer is transparent this can affect the overall appearance. The most common causes for discolouration include:
- Red wine
- Head and neck radiation and chemotherapy
- Some infections during pregnancy can affect your infant’s enamel development in later years
- Mouth rinses containing chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride
- Amalgam restorations can cast a grey-black colour to teeth
Is teeth whitening safe for my teeth?
As long as you follow the directions carefully, the majority of teeth whitening systems are safe; however some products if used improperly or too frequently may irritate your gums, or cause undue sensitivity.
The safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth is under the supervision or direction of your dentist who will assess your overall oral health prior to treatment.
How long will the treatment last?
With correct maintenance your treatment is designed to last for years, however results may be compromised by a relapse into old eating habits, smoking, or medication.
What is the maintenance after my treatment?
Your dental professional will instruct you on the best before and after care for your treatment. There are several options to maintain your new smile including: ZOOM! Daywhite touch-up take-home whitening, ZOOM! whitening pen, and the Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush.