Common Causes of Tooth Discolouration and How Whitening Products May Treat Them

Teeth whitening Adelaide or teeth bleaching is the procedure of whitening the shade of the tooth. Whitening is most commonly desired when teeth turn yellow over time and are often achieved by modifying the internal or external colour of the tooth’s surface. There are many methods to achieve this, but most are somewhat similar in the way they work.

Dentists perform these treatments in one of two ways — laser and power treatment. Laser treatments are often more popular because they happen much faster and are far more effective than tooth whitening procedures done in the dentist’s chair. However, both involve using an intense beam of light on the teeth to whiten them.

A less common dentists technique is called bleaching, which involves using a low-grade form of hydrogen peroxide to brighten the teeth and stain them. Hydrogen peroxide is commonly found in many household cleaners like laundry detergent and mouth wash, but it is used for bleaching. Though the light-emitting intensity is a lot lower, it still makes teeth whiter than if bleaching were performed with regular bleach products.

One of the biggest drawbacks to this at-home whitening method is that there is no guarantee that the results will be permanent. If you drink a lot of red wine or consume foods that contain high levels of tannins, then chances are you will not experience the results you desire. Besides, some people experience side effects when using hydrogen peroxide, like headaches, nausea and sensitivity to hot or cold. This is one reason why dentists often recommend a more in-office treatment such as laser teeth whitening Adelaide procedure instead.

Laser teeth whitening Adelaide products are an alternative to the at-home method, but the major downside is that there is a risk of side effects from these treatments. Although laser treatments are relatively safe, there are still risks involved when using them, including the gums’ burning and slight bleeding of the gums. Laser treatments have also been known to cause discolouration or re-growth of gums if used too frequently or consistently. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a dentist before deciding whether to undergo a laser procedure to whiten your teeth.

The least risky methods may be performed at home but may only successfully remove surface stains like brown and yellow ones. For another more serious staining, you may need to consult a dentist. When the enamel begins to wear away due to age or other factors, the layer underneath may become discoloured. In some cases, this layer can change colour, referred to as “dirt” or “matte”. In more extreme cases, the layer beneath the enamel may crack, but most tooth whitening procedures do not pose any health risk to patients. However, it is important to do your research and ensure that any treatments you choose will not hurt your teeth.