Dental stains can be removed by brushing, scaling, polishing and whitening teeth to remove discoloration and to give your teeth their natural white look for an appealing smile.

How do teeth become stained?

There are many factors which cause staining of the teeth. Inadequate tooth brushing and certain lifestyle habits such as smoking and drinking of red wine, tea and coffee can cause discoloration and staining of the surfaces of the teeth.

Sometimes stains can be within the enamel and only certain treatments can remove these stains by the dentists. Treatments such as micro abrasion and infiltration techniques are very successful and can be carried out at 44 dental care.

Why is dental stain removal important?

The build up of regular staining can be an indication  of inadequate oral hygiene which can lead to gum disease. We will check the presence for any gum disease of or dental decay and discuss what can be done to remove these stains.

By receiving the right dental treatment not only can your oral health be improved but so can the overall appearance of all your teeth. A good looking set of teeth can boost your confidence and encourage you to smile!

What happens during dental stain removal?

At 44 dental care we provide a wide range of stain removal   techniques , such as:

  • Dental scaling
  • Oral hygiene advice
  • Tooth whitening procedures
  • Micro abrasion and resin infiltration.

At 44 Dental care we can advise you on the best techniques to give you the result you want to achieve.

Is dental stain removal painful?

It is advisable to seek advice from one of your dentists before self-applying any techniques.  Applying peroxide based chemicals can cause damage to the gums and mouth if not supervised by a dentist. Attempting to scale your own teeth can damage the enamel make the surface of your teeth rougher which can result in more staining.

We will make sure that the correct techniques are used to prevent any pain or discomfort to your teeth

How do I prevent getting stained teeth?

Good regular oral hygiene habits and avoiding certain foods which cause teeth to stain such as tea and coffee can reduce the amount of  teeth staining. It is also important to regularly visit the dentist for checkups and teeth cleaning

How regularly should I see a dentist for stain removal?

Teeth staining can be superficial, deep or developmental. Superficial stains can be removed by using whitening toothpaste, and by having the teeth regularly scaled and polished. Deeper stains within the tooth can be removed by us through peroxide based whitening treatments. Developmental stains due to genetics or antibiotics can be removed  by the use of micro abrasion techniques or disguised by the use of porcelain veneers. We will discuss your teeth stains with you, what treatment you require and how often the treatment is required to keep your teeth looking stain free.

How long will my teeth stay stain-free after stain removal?

Dental stain removal done professionally by our resident dentist is highly effective. The length of time your teeth stay stain-free depends on the state of your teeth and gums, your overall health, the level of staining you have, the type of stain removal treatment provided, and also how you reduce staining re-occurrence through good oral hygiene and life-style.

What is the cost of dental stain removal?

Depending on your overall dental health and the type of tooth stains that you have, costs can vary. When initially consulting our resident dentist for examination, your oral hygiene and condition of your teeth will be explained. Part of this will involve an explanation of treatments you may need, the costs, and available payment options for you.