Dental colorations and dental wear
Because tooth enamel is slightly porous, tabacco, tea, coffee, wine, or even some pharmaceuticals (such as Chlorhexidine-based mouthwashes or an iron-based medication) may give your teeth. Teeth an unsightly staining.
MY TEETH ARE STAINED, WHAT SOULD I DO ?
How to act against the effect of these substances which frequently stain tartar, teeth but also dental resin-based restorations, and causing a very unsightly appearance of the teeth?
If the best solution is undoubtedly the elimination of the coloring substance, it remains, in general, a daily oral hygiene, regular descaling associated with polishing of the teeth can remedy this problem. Be careful, however, not to use too abrasive toothpaste which can scratch the surface of the teeth and indirectly accelerate the appearance of new colorations.
If these stains correspond to small defects in the enamel, your dentist can offer you the technique of micro abrasion which allows them to be erased on the surface.
I DON’T WANT AMALGAM, CAN SOMEONE OFFER ME A MORE AESTHETIC SOLUTION ?
In some cases it is possible to replace the amalgams with composite resins or with an indirect bonded restoration (inlay / onlay), depending on the loss of tooth substance.
Different techniques should be considered depending on the extent of the decay :
- If it is of small volume, your practitioner will be able to produce his composite directly during the session.
- On the other hand, for bulky caries which weaken the tooth, it is preferable to make an indirect bonded restoration (inlay or onlay) from an impression of the cavity.
I HAVE A DEVITALIZED TOOTH THAT IS TURNING BLACK : IS THERE A SOLUTION TO CLEAR IT UP ?
If the tooth is not toot delapidated, your dentist may suggest that you perform internal tooth thinning. This technique makes it possible to lighten the internal color of the teeth in order to restore them to a more attractive radiance and shine.
Prevention is better than cure: Removing the coloring substance as often as possible is still the best solution against stains.
If you are prone to tooth stains, avoid using abrasive toothpaste which may scratch the surface of the teeth and indirectly accelerate the appearance of new stains.