Figures show that many people are unhappy with the colour of their teeth. Whilst it has become popular to have pearly white teeth, having slightly darker teeth does not mean they are any less cared for. In fact, the colour of teeth can vary, depending on the thickness of the enamel.
Aside from the colour of your teeth, you may be concerned about tooth staining, causing your tooth to appear discoloured. Let’s discuss staining in further detail.
Whilst there are a plethora of products on the market that claim to remove stains and whiten teeth, you will get the best results from receiving tailored treatment through your dentist. You will also be able to guarantee that the treatment you are receiving is safe and approved by a medical practitioner.
In order to successfully treat discolouration and ensure the long-term effects of any treatment, it is necessary to understand what is causing it.
The treatment of stain removal is effective for those with stained enamel (extrinsic staining). Stain removal may be achieved within a regular hygienist appointment: a hygienist will use a combination of a scaler and hand instruments to remove plaque. Following on from this, the teeth will be polished.
Where there are multiple or severe stains on the teeth, airflow may be used to achieve great results. Airflow is a treatment of water, air and fine powder – usually sodium bicarbonate. Airflow is a powerful treatment that can clean the tooth’s surface and in between the teeth.
The Difference Between Whitening and Stain Removal
Whilst stain removal is an effective way of restoring teeth to how they looked prior to the stains, teeth whitening is the only way to change the colour of the teeth.
Many dentists will recommend a hygiene appointment, prior to teeth whitening.
Love-Teeth Dental Practice
If you are interested in the stain removal or teeth whitening, we welcome you to get in touch. Please call our team today on 0161 773 7080. Alternatively, use the links on our homepage to book your appointment.