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What causes your teeth to stain teeth and how can you fix it ?
There are lots of reasons why your teeth stain or discolour and not all of them are due to bad habits like excessive coffee, soft drinks or tobacco. Of course, they don’t help and if you want to retain healthy looking teeth and gums, you are probably best to either abstain or at least reduce your consumption, as hard as that may be.
There are loads of other reasons why your teeth fade and discolour. One is the ageing process. That’s right, it won’t surprise anybody of a certain age and beyond that most parts of the body start to reveal some wear and tear. Your teeth are no exception.
As you get older, the enamel on your teeth breaks down and more dentin starts to appear. Dentin is the bony tissue that makes up the bulk of the structure of a tooth. The lovely glossy appearance of your teeth fades with age and more yellow begins to break through. The reason that dentists always worn against harsh over brushing is the damage it does to the enamel of your teeth. Dentin might appear as streaks initially and as time goes by there will be more yellow and less of that lovely translucence consistent with pearly white, well maintained teeth.
But there are other reasons why your teeth discolour and stain. Like ageing, many of them are beyond your control. Certain antibiotics and anti-psychotics can have a detrimental effect on the enamel of your teeth. So can radiation and chemotherapy. Trauma in children can affect the enamel and in some instances childhood trauma to the enamel of your teeth doesn’t manifest until adulthood.
So what can you do about your stained or discoloured teeth?
For the safe way to whiten teeth you should visit Cosmic Smile Dental Clinic. The do it yourself solutions that usually come from the supermarket or pharmacy shelves tend to do more damage than good. Particularly because people are of the view that the firmer the hand the better the result. Discolouring means the colour has gone and needs to be replaced. Stains are to be dissolved or coated over, they can’t be scrubbed away.
But you can restore your brilliant smile and with it your confidence and it doesn’t take loads of visits. Just one appointment is all it takes for ‘zoom teeth whitening in Sydney’ to work. The session takes 60 minutes and 50% of patients end up with the brightest shade on a regular tooth chart (B1) in a single session! We use ZOOM! and Natural+, the highest quality of in-office whitening gels available.
Alternatively, if you don’t fancy an hour in the dental chair even though it’s painless and completely non-invasive, you could try tray teeth whitening. We provide you with a custom fitted whitening tray that accesses your tooth surfaces in hard-to-reach areas. You are given a whitening gel to take home and you use it over the next 10-14 days to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
You can have beautiful white teeth again. If you contact Cosmic Smile Dental Clinic for an obligation free consultation you won’t be disappointed with the results. Your confidence and desire to grin will come flooding back after just one visit.
Everybody notices white teeth. It’s a great way to freshen your appearance and it even takes years off you your appearance and let’s face it, who doesn’t want to look younger. With white teeth you’re more inclined to smile and a happy face makes for a younger face.
With the advent of hydrogen peroxide formulas, over the counter tooth whitening products became increasingly popular. Toothpastes, whitening kits, and stain removing agents are now widely available in pharmacies and grocery stores. Even though hydrogen peroxide is a highly effective whitening agent, when applied in the form of anti staining toothpastes they don’t do a lot to whiten your teeth and as cleaning agents, they do more damage than good. They often cause tissue burns, tooth sensitivity, and if they’re used with a firm hand or a hard bristled brush, they can affect the enamel on your teeth. And they don’t offer any additional cavity protection.
In summer we just want to smile more. The weather, the parties and the festivities and time spent with family and friends are all reasons to feel happy. It’s also a time when cameras are constantly at the ready so there’s a very good chance that you’ll have to front up with a big smile and convince the world that you’re happy about it.
Thanks to the skill, accessibility and techniques of modern dentistry and of course the advent of fluoride in our water, having your own healthy teeth is something that more people can look forward well into their old age.
It goes without saying that the usual conditions apply; regular check ups; cleaning; flossing; and healthy foods rather than lots of sweets. Keep all of those things going and you can look forward to good oral health and hygiene for a long time to come.
It’s a different issue when it comes to keeping your teeth looking white. You can have good teeth but not white teeth. Coffee and tea, wine, berries and some food types can cause discolouration which is less than ideal if you’ve spent lots of time and money looking after your teeth. The health benefits are obvious but what about the aesthetic benefits? Wouldn’t you like to enjoy those too?
Exciting times here at work! We have just re-branded and added Laser to our name to become Cosmic Smile Laser Dental. Why you ask? Well, all because of the new dental laser that lets us do more treatments with better results, faster and more comfortably. That’s a Win-Win.
The new laser is the Lightwalker AT S. The MOST advanced dental laser ever built. It is actually two lasers in one. Each of its lasers is 10-15x more powerful than the current lasers I have = MORE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT.
Have a look at the promotional videos by Fotona
We can do better conservative and cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatments, periodontal therapy, aesthetic procedures, gum and bone work and even NightLase snoring treatment!
We are the first dentist in NSW to have this equipment and provide the benefits that only laser light technology can bring.
So if you hate the sound of the dental drill then call us to find out how we’ll be able to help you.
This week I was fortunate enough to meet with Marc Leichtung the inventor of the Snap-On Smile. He was giving a lecture for advanced Snap On Smile providers and I was invited along. He is wholly committed to making the product as successful as it can possibly be and was giving us insights into the new manufacturing techniques and materials that make the product even better than before. (more…)