Why Do My Teeth Get Stained & Discoloured?
There are many reasons why your teeth could become discoloured, and tackling the problem at its source could help you to prevent further problems in the future. Many people also choose to reverse the discolouration on their teeth using whitening treatments or airflow procedures, which can leave your teeth brighter and whiter than ever.
Causes of Discolouration
There are many factors that can cause discolouration on the teeth, but the main issues include:
- Smoking – Smoking cigarettes is a common cause of yellow teeth, and can transform teeth quickly if you smoke frequently.
- Food and drink – dark food and drink can cause staining over long periods of time. Coffee, cola and wine are some of the most common causes.
- Ageing – As you age, the dentin in your teeth will naturally yellow, and thinning enamel allows this to show through.
- Injuries – Chipping or knocking your tooth can lead to discolouration, particularly if the pulp is damaged.
Should I Get My Teeth Whitened?
Teeth whitening is a very popular treatment, but sadly many people are opting for cheap but dangerous whitening procedures performed by untrained professionals. The resulting scepticism can be daunting, but by choosing to have your teeth whitened with your dentist you could gain all the benefits of whiter teeth without the high risk.
Teeth whitening provides a number of benefits, but for many, the decision to undergo the procedure is fuelled by a lack of confidence. With whiter, brighter teeth, you could feel like you finally have a smile to be proud of, helping you to progress in work, socialise more and even feel more confident on dates.
What is Airflow Treatment?
Airflow teeth whitening is a specific type of whitening treatment that uses a spray of air, polishing powder and a jet stream of water to rapidly remove any surface stains from your teeth. Non-invasive, the treatment provides gentle stain removal without damaging your teeth and provides noticeably whiter teeth in minutes. Airflow treatment is quick and easy, and can simply be requested ahead of your next check up or hygienist visit.
To discuss in detail about how you can get whiter teeth, please call your personal treatment advisor on 01695 627 617 or fill out the Contact Us form.