Cosmetic Dentistry

Discoloured Teeth

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Discoloured Teeth

Lillybrook Dental Kallangur creates beautiful smiles with treatment for discoloured teeth

Discoloured or stained teeth not only detract from our smile; they also impact our confidence. Discoloured teeth can appear as irregular blotchy patches of yellowish-brown or black-brown, or as brown lines appearing on teeth over time. Apart from taking away from the appearance of teeth, discoloured teeth may be indicators of the deteriorating health of teeth. Acids from plaque and tartar weaken tooth enamel. If severe, they can form a cavity that will be dark in colour.

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What causes discoloured teeth?

An assessment by Lillybrook Dental of discoloured teeth will help identify the causes, which may be many and varied.
  • Dark coloured foods and drinks can cause stains that become permanent without sound dental hygiene
  • Stains from smoking or chewing can contribute, as can tartar, the build-up of plaque that can only be removed by a dental professional
  • Illness, hormonal changes and some medicines can also discolour teeth
Finally, genetics may also be a factor in the strength of tooth enamel and how it withstands pigments and acids.

How can discoloured teeth be treated?

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Once Lillybrook Dental has assessed the cause of brown spots on your teeth, the best method of treatment will be decided.

The recommended treatment options will depend on the severity of the tooth discolouration. Options include in chair and take home teeth whitening kits, direct resin build ups, porcelain or ceramic veneers, and crowns.

A change of lifestyle and diet may be necessary to avoid future discoloration.

Any invasive or surgical procedure has risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual results can vary.

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