Aging or Damage to the root can cause teeth to become discoloured. Discolouration may also result from foods containing artificial colours,illness, medication (such as tetracycline), dental restorations, excessive fluoride during tooth development, tobacco, coffee, tea, soft drinks, red wine, other beverages, betnut and pan chewing.. Deposits of calculus (tartar) can also discolour teeth. Depending on the cause, enamel stains may appear brown, black, pink, grey or in the form of white spots.
Bleaching is the simplest way to brighten your smile. Surface stains caused by food can be removed to reveal a glowing smile.
In the power bleach technique a bleaching solution is applied to the stained teeth and activated with light in the dental clinic. Alternatively, bleaching gel is provided to you to be used with a tray at home.
Your teeth can become 5-6 shades lighter.
Depending on your lifestyle, you may need to bleach periodically.