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Stained/Discoloured Teeth

Stained/discoloured teeth can be caused by many different factors and can decrease the aesthetics of a person’s smile over time. Some diet and lifestyle habits as well as poor dental health can contribute to dental staining and discoloration.

Causes Of Stained Teeth

  • Foods/drinks: Coffee, tea, sodas, wines, berries, curries, and other deeply coloured foods.
  • Tobacco: Smoking or chewing tobacco.
  • Poor dental hygiene: Infrequent brushing and flossing, calcium buildup, lack of dental hygiene visits.
  • Disease: Tooth wear, cavities/decay.
  • Certain medical conditions: Cancer requiring head and neck radiation and chemotherapy.
  • Medications: Tetracycline antibiotics as well as some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and antihypertensive medications.
  • Dental materials: Dental amalgams/mercury fillings or failing composite (white) restorations.
  • Aging: Tooth wear, dentin exposure, and changes in enamel translucency.
  • Environment: Fluorosis (too much fluoride in the water during tooth development).
  • Trauma: Injuries causing trauma to the dental pulp.

Treatment Options For Dental Staining And Discoloration

Depending on the cause and severity of the dental staining, there’re a few different treatment options to help whiten the teeth.
Sometimes a dental cleaning and polishing are sufficient to help to remove extrinsic staining and help the teeth look whiter and brighter.

At-home treatment options to help lighten the teeth include:

  • Avoiding known stain-causing foods and drinks.
  • Using over-the-counter whitening agents.
  • Good oral hygiene.

Treatment options to professionally whiten the teeth include:

  • In-office whitening or custom-fitted, take-home whitening kits.
  • Dental bonding (applying white resin composite to the teeth to improve colour and appearance).
  • Dental crowns or veneers. Using lab-made porcelain restorations to improve the colour and esthetics of your smile.

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Whether you’re booking a semi-annual cleaning and checkup or require a special dental service, Dr. Korol and her team are here for all of your dental needs.

To start on your personalized dental treatment for that healthy, beautiful smile, contact our Calgary dental office today by calling 1-403-245-9099 or filling out the contact form.

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