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Causes of teeth discolouration

  • Posted on: Feb 15 2022
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Tooth discolouration, including permanent staining, can be a problem for our patient who has an otherwise healthy smile. Patients take care of their teeth every day with brushing and flossing, and visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and examinations. Imperfections of the teeth may still remain. Working with a cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Lenny Slepchik in downtown Montreal can be the first step in finding out how to address this discolouration.

What causes discolouration and staining of the teeth?

There are many reasons that might be causing yellowing or darkening of the teeth, either permanently or temporarily.

Below are a few of them ;

  • Natural process of aging
  • Certain diseases
  • Genetics
  • Acidic foods including some fruits and vegetables
  • Sugary or dark beverages including juices, coffee, tea, and wine
  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Certain medications, including tetracycline
  • Habits including smoking

How can I combat discoloured teeth?

There are various options available to patients who have permanently or temporarily stained and discoloured teeth. Once we can pinpoint the cause, patients can then work with him to determine your best solution. For some patients, permanent discolouration may be hidden by placing a dental crown or a porcelain veneer over the tooth. This disguises the problem very well with a natural-looking restoration. Patients with temporary stained teeth may want to make changes to their diet or habits to reduce it. They may also want to ask us about the benefits of professional teeth whitening services, which can lift stains from the teeth and brighten the smile in as little as a single appointment. Brightening the smile with a professional is the safest and most effective way of addressing temporary staining and discolouration on the teeth.

Learn more from Dr. Lenny Slepchik

Montreal area patients who are ready to enhance their smile and address discolouration and staining that is impacting their smile are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lenny Slepchik. The office is located at 800 Bou. Rene-Levesque O, Ste #310 and can be reached by phone or email to request a visit.

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