Tooth discolouration can be due to either external or internal causes, and the treatment is different for each. Smoking, habits like regular tea, coffee and soft drink consumption are some of the biggest causes of staining. At times, irregularities on teeth surfaces may contribute significantly to the uptake of stains too. A dead or infected tooth and certain medication (e.g. tetracycline) can also cause stained teeth.
Apart from having a whiter smile, another benefit of gleaming pearly whites is the positive impact this has on one’s confidence and self-esteem. A side benefit is a more youthful smile since yellow and stained teeth are often associated with ageing.
The key to effective treatment is to get a proper examination and diagnosis to determine the causes of stained teeth. Teeth whitening is a quick method to restore the sparkle back into your smile. Composite bonding is suitable for people who have teeth with dark stains that do not respond to teeth whitening. In other instances, one may require veneers or crowns.
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