Dental stain removal involves properly brushing, scaling, polishing, whitening teeth to remove discolouration and to give your teeth their natural white look for an appealing smile.
Q – How do teeth become stained?
Teeth can become stained by poor dental hygiene such as inadequate tooth brushing, life-style habits such as smoking and excessive drinking of red wine, by food and drinks like tea and coffee, by antibiotic medications, by ill-health such as diabetes or damaged nerves in the teeth, and by plaque and tooth decay. Stains can be on the surface of the teeth, in the structure of the teeth or be inherited so that the whole tooth is structurally discoloured.
Q – Who needs dental stain removal?
Anyone with discoloured or stained teeth can consider stain removal to treat dental conditions that could lead to gum disease, and to get their teeth back to their natural white condition. If you know that you are being prescribed antibiotics that can stain your teeth, you can also discuss tooth stain preventative measures with our resident dentist.
Q – Why is dental stain removal important?
Seeing our resident dentist to examine the condition of your teeth is important to identify plaque or tartar build-up, presence of gum disease or tooth decay, to discuss the things that can continue to cause discolouration of your teeth, and to talk about stain removal options.
Stained teeth can be a sign of ill-health and disease that can spread throughout your body. By receiving proper dental care, you can improve not only your overall appearance but also your oral and general wellbeing. Having teeth that look good also encourages smiling and make you feel more confident in yourself.
Q – What happens during dental stain removal?
A number of stain removal techniques are available and these include abrasive tooth brushing with whitening agent, dental scaling to remove plaque, advice on proper oral hygiene, information on dental staining contributors to avoid, tooth whitening procedures, and options for veneers and crowns. At our practice, our resident dentist will not only discuss all these stain removal options and procedures with you, but can also advise you on avo prophyflex stain removal treatment that works within fifteen minutes to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile for a more confident you.
Q – Is dental stain removal painful?
When self-applying stain removal techniques, such as home peroxide bleaching without supervision by a dentist, injury can occur to the gums and mouth because of the peroxide content or lack of gum protection during bleaching. Trying to scrape your teeth yourself with scaling instruments can also damage the enamel of your teeth that further aggravates more staining. Seeking advice on dental treatments and staining procedures from our resident dentist is advisable to prevent any injury or damage to your teeth from self-remedies. Properly administered dental stain removal, such as by our resident dentist, will prevent discomfort and pain. You will also be better informed about your dental health and how to improve dental hygiene habits. If you have fears in seeing a dentist about your teeth stains, you can also call us and we can discuss sedative options with you to help you relax when visiting the practice.
Q – Who does the dental stain removal procedure?
Our resident dentist will provide you with guidance about dental stain removal and will also book an appointment to remove discolouration from your teeth through appropriate stain removal procedures.
Q – How do I prevent getting stained teeth?
Practicing recommended oral hygiene habits and avoiding the things that cause teeth staining, such as tobacco and coffee, regularly visiting the dentist for check-ups and teeth cleaning, and also informing our resident dentist of your medical histories and medications will help to prevent stained teeth.
Q – How regularly should I see a dentist for stain removal?
How regularly you need to see the dentist for stain removal depends on the condition of your teeth and the type of stains. Stained teeth can be superficial, deep embedded or developmental. Superficial stains are on the surface of the teeth and can be removed with whitening toothpaste, and dental scaling and polishing. Deep embedded stains are in the structure of the tooth such as caused by tobacco and need to be removed by a dentist through peroxide teeth-whitening treatment. If deep structure tooth stains are due to genetics or antibiotics, then veneers, Cerinate Lumineers or Enlighten treatment may need to be considered. Our resident dentist will discuss your teeth stains with you, what treatment will be most appropriate for your needs, and how frequently you will need to be seen.
Q – How long will my teeth stay stain-free after stain removal?
Dental stain removal done professionally by our resident dentist is highly effective. The length of time your teeth stay stain-free depends on the state of your teeth and gums, your overall health, the level of staining you have, the type of stain removal treatment provided, and also how you reduce staining re-occurrence through good oral hygiene and life-style.
Q – What is the cost of dental stain removal?
Depending on your overall dental health and the type of tooth stains that you have, costs can vary. When initially consulting our resident dentist for examination, your oral hygiene and condition of your teeth will be explained. Part of this will involve an explanation of treatments you may need, the costs, and available payment options for you.