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Teeth Whitening in South Fort Saskatchewan

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If the discolouration of your teeth is affecting your confidence, there’s no reason to hide your smile, especially with a busy life filled with social responsibilities. Luckily, your dentist can provide assistance. If you’ve noticed increased discolouration as you’ve aged, it may not have been preventable. This is because it’s natural for more dentin to become visible as enamel thins over time. Dentin makes up the majority of a tooth’s inner structure, housing the vital nerve and blood supply at its core. Unlike slightly transparent enamel, dentin tends to have a more yellow colouration. Men generally have larger teeth, resulting in more dentin being visible.

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Preventing and Treating Tooth Discoloration

If your teeth are yellowing, it’s advisable to assess both your oral hygiene routine and your dietary habits that may contribute to this issue. Patients who do not visit their dentists at least once a year and do not adhere to a routine of brushing at least twice daily (including flossing) run the risk of elevated bacterial levels in the mouth.

Plaque bacteria is a contributor to decay and gum disease. When it is not regularly removed from the tooth surfaces, it can harden to a point where your toothbrush alone cannot remove it. At this stage, plaque transforms into tartar, which can stain. Consuming a diet high in sugars and carbohydrates further supports bacterial growth, exacerbating the issue. Discolouration can occur around the collars of the teeth, where tartar tends to accumulate, creating the appearance of tooth discolouration itself.

If you are contemplating tooth whitening, it’s prudent to consider the timeframe since your last professional cleaning appointment. Our dental hygienists are expertly trained to safely eliminate tartar and surface staining from your teeth. This not only enhances the appearance of your smile but also maintains the health of your gums, preventing irritation. Additionally, we advise our clients to follow a diet low in simple sugars and carbohydrates while incorporating a high intake of protein and fiber. Excellent protein sources include chicken, salmon, beef, beans, and legumes for vegetarians. Dark leafy greens and a diverse array of vegetables should be regular components of every meal.

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Causes of Discolouration

If you smoke regularly, it’s not surprising that your teeth are gradually becoming discoloured. The particulate matter and tar in the smoke contribute to staining, ranging from yellow to brown hues. Additionally, frequent consumption of strongly pigmented beverages like red wine or coffee can also play a role in teeth discolouration. These drinks are not only deeply coloured but also highly acidic, creating conditions that can lead to enamel discolouration.

Grey Teeth

If you notice that one of your teeth is turning grey, it’s advisable to consult with our general dentist to identify the underlying cause. In cases where you have undergone a root canal procedure, the greyish hue may indicate internal discolouration rather than surface staining. Standard teeth whitening procedures are unlikely to be effective in such situations.

To address internal discolouration, your dentist may assess your suitability for internal tooth bleaching. This process involves creating a small opening in the tooth and injecting a whitening solution into its core. The solution remains inside the tooth for 1-2 days, as determined by your dentist, before the tooth is sealed.

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