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Discoloured Teeth


Discoloured Teeth Treatment Cheltenham

Discoloured Teeth Treatment Cheltenham

Discoloured tooth or stained tooth is not a great sight while smiling. Discolouration can occur due to many reasons.

Some of the reasons are:

  • Dental plaque/calculus
  • Smoking/consuming foods and drinks with artificial colours
  • Exposure to metallic compounds/usage of specific antibiotics
  • Dental caries/ trauma
  • Genetic disorders

Discoloured Teeth Causes

Teeth discolouration is also a product of several biological factors, including the transparency of your tooth enamel.

There are many causes of discoloured teeth — some of which could have possibly been prevented, and many of which are beyond your control. 

This comprehensive list can help you find out the cause of discoloured teeth, and in many cases, help prevent further discolouring of your teeth:

Food & Drink: Coffee, tea, sodas, red wine, and even some fruits and vegetables are proven causes of discoloured teeth.

Tobacco Use: Both cigarettes and chewing tobacco can contribute to discoloured teeth.

Poor Oral Care: Poor dental hygiene, such as inadequate brushing or flossing, can lead to tooth discolouration.

Trauma or Disease: Trauma, illness, or disease that affects enamel development in children—either in the womb or while teeth are developing — can cause discoloured teeth. Trauma to adult teeth can also cause discoloured teeth. 

In addition, there are a few diseases and disease treatments that can cause discoloured teeth. Chemotherapy and radiation, for example, discolour teeth.

Medical Treatments: Sometimes treatments can contribute to teeth stains, and several classes of medications including high blood pressure medications, chemotherapy, antihistamines and some antipsychotic medications can cause teeth stains.

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Discoloured Tooth Solution

A visit to our dentists will help you find most appropriate treatment option to remove the stains/discolouration on your teeth.

An examination is required to find the underlying cause for the discolouration.

The treatments could vary as:

  • A professional clean by the Dentist
  • Bleaching
  • Internal bleaching in combination with root canal procedure
  • In some cases, veneers as the last option.

Discoloured Teeth Treatment in Cheltenham

If you notice a change in the colour of your teeth and it doesn’t get better with a whitening product, it’s a good idea to follow up with your Cheltenham dentist.

Treatment options for discoloured teeth vary, and not everyone is a candidate for every whitening method.

The type of stain determines how many shades lighter your tooth will whiten.

To learn more about our discoloured teeth treatments in Cheltenham, contact us on (03) 9583 5506 or request your appointment online.

We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can cause tooth discolouration?
The main issues for discolouration are typically what we eat and drink, aging, and tooth injuries.
What can you do to get rid of stains?
There are several different products and procedures that can whiten your teeth and eliminate or reduce the appearance of stains.

Consult with your Cheltenham dentist before you try any teeth whitening product to ensure it’s safe. Some products can cause teeth sensitivity or gum irritation.

Additionally, make sure to visit your Cheltenham dentist for regular dental cleanings.

Regular check-ups and cleanings can often help to reduce the appearance of stains and spots.

How can I prevent discolouration?
  • Care for your teeth after eating highly staining foods.
  • Practice good oral health.
  • Modify your habits.