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Tooth Discolouration

At Belmont Dental Surgery, we are experienced in teeth whitening and other cosmetic procedures that can help restore the natural brightness of your smile.

What Causes Tooth Discolouration?

One of the main causes of teeth discolouration is poor dental hygiene, which leads to the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth. Other causes include smoking, drinking coffee, tea, or red wine, consuming foods high in sugar and carbohydrates, ageing, and certain medications.

In some cases, teeth discolouration can also be caused by genetics, environmental factors, or medical conditions such as tooth decay or enamel erosion.

Dental Procedures That Whiten Your Teeth

Tooth discolouration can make people feel self-conscious about their smiles. Luckily, there are several dental procedures available to help improve the appearance of discoloured teeth:

Veneers

Veneers are thin shells that are custom-made to fit over the front of the teeth. They can be used to cover up stains, discolouration, and other imperfections.

Veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and can provide a long-lasting solution for discoloured teeth.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps that are placed over damaged or discoloured teeth to improve their appearance and protect them from further damage. They can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, or metal.

Dental Implants

If discoloured teeth are severely damaged or cannot be restored with other cosmetic dental procedures, dental implants may be an option.

Dental implants involve surgically placing a titanium post into the jawbone, which then supports a replacement tooth that looks and functions like a natural tooth.

Dental Bonding

This involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the surface of the teeth to cover any stains or discoloration. The resin is then cured with a special light, resulting in a natural-looking and more uniform appearance. The process of composite bonding will be applied if more than cosmetic enhancement is desired, such as repairing chips, closing gaps, or reshaping teeth for improved aesthetics and functionality.

Enamel Microabrasion

This is a gentle procedure that involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the surface of the teeth using a special gel and microabrasion tools.

It can be an effective way to remove surface stains and improve the appearance of discoloured teeth.

Gum Grafting

Sometimes discoloured teeth can be caused by receding gums, which can expose the roots of the teeth and make them look yellow or brown.

Gum grafting involves taking tissue from another part of the mouth and grafting it onto the affected area to cover the roots and improve the appearance of the teeth.

Brighten Your Smile

At Belmont Dental Surgery, our highly skilled dental team is experienced in a wide array of teeth whitening procedures, including standard whitening treatment, veneers, and other more advanced treatments.

Trust us to transform your smile and boost your confidence – schedule a consultation today!

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Tips to Prevent Tooth Discolouration

Maintaining a bright and radiant smile is within your reach with these essential tips:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles that can cause stains.
  • Limit your intake of dark-coloured beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine. Drinking through a straw can reduce the contact of the liquid with your teeth and prevent staining.
  • Try to limit your consumption of foods like berries, soy sauce, and tomato sauce as these can stain your teeth. When eating high-staining foods such as these, rinse your mouth with water afterward.
  • Limit your use of tobacco products as these can cause severe teeth discolouration. Quitting smoking is not only good for your overall health, but it can also help maintain the whiteness of your teeth.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help wash away food particles and reduce the buildup of plaque and stains.
  • Visit Belmont Dental Surgery at least twice a year for professional cleanings to remove any surface stains and keep your teeth healthy and white.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve gathered the most frequently asked questions about tooth discolouration and provided detailed answers to address all your concerns:

Can teeth whitening products be harmful to my teeth?

When used properly and under the guidance of a dental professional, teeth whitening products are generally safe and effective. However, overuse or misuse of these products can lead to tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, and enamel damage.

It’s important to consult with your dentist before using any whitening products to ensure they are safe for your teeth.

How long does teeth whitening treatment take to show results?

The results of teeth whitening treatment can vary depending on the severity of the discolouration and the type of treatment used.

In-clinic treatments can usually show results in 1 visit, while at-home treatments may take several weeks to show noticeable improvement.

How long does teeth whitening treatment last?

The duration of teeth whitening treatment results varies depending on the individual’s oral hygiene habits and lifestyle choices.

Generally, results can last from 6 months to 2 years, but maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding stain-causing foods and drinks can help prolong the results.

It may also be necessary to touch up the treatment periodically to maintain the desired level of whiteness.

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What our patients say

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First visit and I was nervous, however I felt very much at ease as Receptionists were calming, and professional. On meeting Damian felt comfortable and he was gentle and caring and Hiliary a competent nurse. Am returning and have no hesitation in recommending the dental practice.

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I have been coming to Belmont Dental Surgery since around 2 years. They helped fix some issues I had at the start and now I'm always happy to come back for me regular check up, since all of the staff are so friendly & helpful.
They helped me heaps with overcoming my fear of dentist, by being so comforting and all around amazing!

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My first time at Belmont Dental and I cannot give this practice enough stars. I am always nervous going to the dentist but all of the staff were caring and professional from the moment I made my appointment. I also had the most painless clean in years thanks to the new airflow machine they used.

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I’ve been seeing Dr Phil at Belmont Dental Surgery for a few years and he has become a great friend. I’m always treated with respect by the staff and the dental experience is always pleasant at the Clinic.

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I visited Belmont dental last week a bit nervous about dentist in receptionist I was greeted by a very friendly lady on the way down to my dentist Kevin I had a chat with a very friendly dentist Phil,Kevin put me at ease with his professional approach and attitude I would have no problem recommending Belmont dental to anyone, quality dental service.

Where to find us

Belmont Dental Surgery

171 Belmont Avenue
Belmont WA 6104

Tel: (08) 9277 3837

Public Transport:

There are bus stops (Transperth stop ID 14265 & 14257) directly outside the practice which are serviced by bus numbers 286, 287, 380 and 935.

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Book Your Free Consultation

Fill in the form below to book your complementary consultation. Alternatively you can call our Dental Implants treatment team on (08) 9361 5544.
 

Book Your Free Consultation

Fill in the form below to book your complementary consultation. Alternatively you can call our Dental Implants treatment team on (08) 9361 5544.
 

Book Your Free Consultation

Fill in the form below to book your complementary consultation. Alternatively you can call our Dental Implants treatment team on (08) 9361 5544.
 

Book Your Free Consultation

Fill in the form below to book your complementary consultation. Alternatively you can call our Cosmetic Dental treatment team on (08) 9361 5544.