Our teeth become stained by the foods and drinks we eat. Coffee and tea, red wine and cola are among some of the worst culprits. Habits such as smoking can also cause staining of the teeth, while failure to keep up with regular dentist or hygienist appointments can lead to a build-up of plaque on the teeth, which is not just unsightly but is bad for your health, too. Even certain medications and mouthwashes can cause stained teeth. Whatever the reason, if you want to brighten your smile and remove stains, we can help.
Regular dental hygiene appointments are important not just to prevent discolouration but also to fight against gum disease and tooth decay. Plaque can build up on the teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to clean properly. It is the leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease, and can cause brown staining. Your hygienist will professionally clean your teeth, removing all traces of plaque, giving your teeth a brighter appearance.
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment that removes stains and gives your smile a boost. It’s fast, effective and safe, and is the perfect way to treat yourself before a special occasion. We offer several brands of teeth whitening treatment, including Zoom and Enlighten, with options for power whitening treatment in just 1.5 hours here at the practice, or at-home whitening, which takes about two weeks.
Teeth whitening treatment must only be carried out under the supervision of a dentist. Please visit our teeth whitening page or contact the practice for more information about the teeth whitening treatments we offer.
For teeth that have been permanently stained or discoloured, porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution. These are thin slivers of porcelain placed over your teeth to disguise stains and discolouration, as well as hiding minor chips or cracks. The veneers are matched to the natural colour of your teeth.