When you were a kid, you probably had a mouth full of white shiny teeth. You might be wondering what has happened to that beautiful smile? Many adults are embarrassed by their teeth discolouration. This condition can be caused by different factors. At Your Dental Office, once we find out what is the cause of your tooth discolouration is, we can treat it in no time!
What Can Cause Tooth Discolouration?
There are a lot of different factors that can influence the colour of your teeth: some of them you can avoid, others cannot be prevented. Here is the list of the most common reasons why your tooth might become discoloured:
Food and tobacco. It is widely known that foods such as wine, coffee, tea can stain your teeth. Tobacco can make your teeth yellow or even brown. However, not everyone knows that consumption of apples, potatoes, and soda can also lead to teeth discolouration.
Poor Dental Hygiene. Brushing less than twice a day and not flossing can also lead to teeth discolouration, or even worse – teeth decay.
Medications and Medical Conditions. There are some medications that can lead to teeth discolouration. Talk to Drs. Dhillon, Nowak, Alex, Khurana, and Nabil If you think your medication might lead to teeth discolouration. Conditions such as amelogenesis or dentinogenesis can also lead to your teeth changing colour.
Genetics. Your teeth colour is predetermined by your genetics. Some patients’ enamel is naturally thinner than others, thus tooth discolouration can also be natural.
How Can Teeth Discolouration Be Treated?
There are a lot of different treatments on the market to target this concern. The easiest one is prevention: avoid drinking wine, coffee or soda, and most importantly stop smoking. If you did consume any of these products, then brush your teeth immediately or at least rinse your mouth with water to reduce the impact of staining. After we determine the cause of your tooth discolouration at Your Dental Office, Drs. Dhillon, Nowak, Alex, Khurana, and Nabil can suggest the best treatment option for you. Over-the-counter whitening treatments might help, but whitening treatments at our Toronto or Etobicoke offices would be the most effective. After the treatments, you will be proud to show off your beautiful white smile.