How to remove stains from teeth

Is removing stains easy?

Stains appearing on teeth is very common, and often occur due to your diet. Many substances can cause your teeth to stain or discolour. For example, consuming copious amounts of dark coloured drinks or foods such as red wine, coffee or curries can lead to the enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth. becoming stained. Equally, if you are a smoker the nicotine and tobacco contain particles that stick to the enamel and lead to the tooth darkening over time. Another cause of staining could be decayThe lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure., with tartar causing bacteria to build up and infect the rootThe anatomic portion of the tooth that is covered by cementum and is located in the alveolus (socket) where it is attached by the periodontal apparatus; radicular portion of tooth. and dentinThe part of the tooth that is beneath the enamel and cementum. of your tooth and changing it from white to grey or black.

However, there are ways you can remove these stains from your tooth and restore your smile. Primarily, if the staining is purely aesthetic and not decay, then brushing your teeth regularly with a whitening toothpaste (that your dentist has recommended) can reduce the discolouration. Despite this, the best option is to book an appointment with your dentist or hygienist and they can perform minor treatments to remove tartar and the stains, or even whiten the teeth.

If the stain is more extreme, however, your dentist may suggest having white compositeSingle surface composite filling (white or tooth colored) performed on a tooth in the front of the mouth. fillings fitted, white crowns or for the front of your teeth, porcelain veneers. These artificial interventions can repair your teeth, and blend with your enamel to be indistinguishable from your natural teeth. If you have seen stains appear on your teeth, please contact your dental surgery and they will be happy to arrange an appointment.

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