There are many reasons why the teeth are dark. The main question is to ask if the stains on surface or inside the teeth?
Stains on the surface are easily removed by external cleaning. Surface stains are usually due to poor oral hygiene, ingestion of colour producing food and drinks or use of tobacco. Some mouthwashes can stain the teeth as well. Our hygienist or dentist at Tauranga Crossing Dental can assess the staining on your teeth and remove them usually in one visit by polishing and cleaning with specially designed tools and materials.
Some inside stains are removed by whitening (bleaching). Inside stains are usually due to aging, micro-cracks in the outer layer of the tooth (enamel), taking tetracycline medication earlier in life, excessive fluoride ingestion when teeth were developing, some medical conditions and medications can alter the colour of your teeth as well. Our team at Tauranga Crossing Dental can offer different systems to whiten your teeth. The result can amaze you making your teeth to look whiter and the whole smile younger and healthier! A great place to start is to book a consultation with us. We are happy to explain the procedures in more detail.
Sometimes some inside stains can be only removed by cosmetic dental procedures. Those stains are usually due to dental caries, old and discoloured restorations, non-vital teeth, thinning enamel due to wear, acid erosion and excessive over-brushing. Careful planning is required, but usually involves special treatments such as placement or replacement fillings, placement of veneers and crowns, root canal treatments following the internal bleaching. We will be happy to see you at Tauranga Crossing Dental to examine your teeth thoroughly and address the problem. The result after treatment can be life-changing as it can give you confidence to speak and smile!