At our office in Brisbane, a dentist can help explain the three primary ways that teeth become discoloured – extrinsic, intrinsic, and age-related. Extrinsic causes of tooth discolouration are primarily due to the food you eat and what you drink. Coffee and wine are particularly notorious for causing stains when consumed often. Intrinsic causes include those due to trauma, in utero exposure or other early environmental factors. Age-related discolouration is a combination of both extrinsic and intrinsic factors and is a natural part of the ageing process. As you grow older, the enamel on your teeth thins so that the yellow dentin underneath shows through.
Thankfully, there are a variety of ways in which our dental clinic in Brisbane can help combat these undesired effects. When you visit our office, we can provide a full assessment of your needs and suggest the option which will give you the best results. Whitening can help improve many cases of mild to moderate surface stains and give you a more youthful looking and brighter smile.