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Yellow or discoloured Teeth

Yellow or discoloured teeth can be caused due to many reasons. They make people self-conscious about smiling and hence affect the well-being of the individual.

It is important for this to be assessed by the dentist. In many instances, the individual has a perception of having yellow teeth only and a reassurance from the dentist is sufficient to get him or her smiling again.

In many other instances, the problem is real and can be treated.

Yellow or discoloured teeth can be due to dietary factors (notably red wine, tea and coffee) or be due to factors affecting teeth when they were forming in childhood (excess fluoride, some antibiotics) or they can be simply hereditary

Old fillings can also discolour and cause grey or yellow shadows on teeth. Root canal treatments can also cause teeth to become dark.

What can be done about yellow or discoloured teeth?

this really depends on the type of discolouration and what has caused it in the first place.

if the stains are on the surface of the tooth a simple clean will be enough to rectify the situation.

If the discolouration is coming from within the tooth laser tooth whitening may be recommended. In severe cases, we may have to consider veneering the teeth to obtain the desired results. 

Please see the relevant pages for information on tooth whitening, veneers and tooth bonding. You can also pick up the phone and call us on 82131821. We are happy to speak to you on the phone and book you in for a consultation to see what option suits you.




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