Posted on 1st April 2018 at 15:19
Tooth colour is genetically determined just like your hair. However teeth tend to darken with age and can also become stained. Causes of tooth staining are commonly tea, coffee, red wine, some spicy foods and tobacco.
Most staining can be removed by a scale and polish which can be carried out by a dental surgeon, therapist or hygienist. A Prophy Jet can also be used. The Prophy Jet System uses a fruit flavoured bicarbonate of soda jet to remove staining from individual teeth. This can usually be done at a scale and polish appointment.
Teeth bleaching or whitening is a more thorough and lasting way to whiten teeth.