What Are Stained Teeth?

Stains on the teeth, also known as extrinsic tooth stains, are caused by pigmented particles building up in the layer of enamel that covers the tooth. These stains can be triggered by smoking or drinking coffee, tea, wine, and cola.

What Do Stained Teeth Look Like?

Stained teeth have an unsightly, unhealthy appearance with a discoloured cast. The discolouration can cover the entire tooth or appear in patches and can present as yellow, brown, grey, or black depending on how long stains have been left untreated.

If your teeth have yellowed or become dull, you may have considered teeth whitening to make them brighter. After all, we associate white teeth with good health.

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How Do Stained Teeth Occur?

It’s not uncommon for people to lose brightness in their smiles over time. There may be a specific reason or a combination of factors that contribute to stained teeth. As mentioned, coffee, tea, red wine, and cola are culprits for teeth stains. Smoking is disastrous.

Poor oral hygiene can contribute to the greying of teeth and certain medications such as tetracycline antibiotics may cause stains.

Even older style dental practices may have used dark-coloured restorations such as dental crowns and dental bonding materials which have resulted in stained teeth over time.

What Do Stained Teeth Look Like After Treatment?

Dental whitening treatments can restore your teeth to their natural beauty and leave you with a more healthy and radiant smile. Having a bright white smile brings confidence that makes you want to smile more and not shy away from being face to face with others.

How Can You Improve Your Stained Teeth?

Teeth whitening products are designed to lighten the colour of teeth. The process, which is also known as bleaching, brightens the tooth enamel, so it looks lighter and whiter.

The desire for whiter teeth is so widespread that many people whiten their teeth at home using products such as whitening strips, toothpaste, tray kits, and mouthwashes. However, it can be hard to distinguish which of these products are safe for teeth and gums.

The Good Dentist offers a brilliant teeth whitening procedure. Pola is the industry leader in fast and effective teeth whitening, removing stains from the entire tooth surface, for a confident smile.

The Good Dentist Recommends Pola Whitening for Stained Teeth

If you’re concerned about the appearance of your teeth and want a brighter smile, consider our safe and effective professional teeth whitening treatment, Pola.

We use both the Pola Day and Pola Night products because they work with the staining you have, the results you desire, and the timeframe you want to achieve the results in.

The Good Dentist can tell you whether or not a particular product is likely to work for your specific type of discolouration. Some products work only on surface stains, while others work on deeper staining issues as well. These are the estimated treatment guidelines for these products:


How Do I Start The Whitening Journey?

On your next visit to us simply inform one of our front desk team that you are interested in whitening your teeth. An assessment can be made during your visit with one of our practitioners, then a digital scan is taken for us to make your custom-fitted whitening trays using our chosen lab.

The beauty of the take-home trays is that you can whiten them on demand. By simply purchasing top-up whitening gel you can brighten your smile before going to a friend’s wedding or wanting to get your smile ‘on’ before a holiday at a fraction of the cost of expensive treatment in the chair.

Teeth whitening is not a substitute for good oral hygiene practices. Brushing twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste, flossing at least once per day, and booking regular check-ups all remain essential components of maintaining an attractive smile after receiving treatment at our practice.

Cost of Pola Teeth Whitening?

The Good Dentist offers many years of experience in whitening teeth. We can help you achieve your desired outcome through accelerated whitening and enamel preservation. After an individual assessment, we can advise the cost of the process for you.

Discuss Teeth Whitening With The Good Dentist During Your Next Visit

Our dedicated team can help you decide on a treatment that’s right for you. A brighter smile is just a phone call away! Schedule Your Treatment Today.


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