Discoloured or yellow teeth

Yellow teeth are not a great look in appearance

Teeth discoloration is mainly a cosmetic problem that occurs when the enamel (the hard, outer surface of the tooth) or the dentin (the layer below the enamel) become discolored or stained.

Causes of discoloured teeth

Discoloration may be caused by:

External factors

causing staining of the outer layer of the tooth and include smoking, beverages such as coffee, wine, cola or foods such as apples or potatoes.

Internal factors :

Cause the inner structure of the teeth (the dentin) to darken or get a yellowish tint and may be caused by:

  1. Excessive exposure of fluoride during the childhood
  2. Using tetracycline antibiotic
  3. Dental trauma in a young child causing damage to the developing permanent tooth
  4. Systemic diseases or illnesses during tooth formation

Age related discoloration

It is due to dentin turning yellow naturally with ageing and the stained dentin makes the teeth look discolored.

Medical conditions

Dentinogenesis imperfecta  and amelogenesis imperfecta are rare genetic conditions where children are born with discolored dentin or enamel.

Dental trauma

Loss of vitality secondary to trauma or dental infection results in greyish discoloration.

Treatment of tooth discoloration

Choice of treatment usually depends upon the cause of tooth discoloration.
Treatments options range from and are not limited to:

  1. Professional dental cleaning
  2. Bonding
  3. Veneers
  4. In office whitening procedures
  5. Root canal treatment in cases in severe intrinsic stains

The professionals at US dental are highly qualified and equipped with latest technology to diagnose and treat the toothache. After thorough clinical assessment aided by X ray examinations, diagnosis of toothache is established and the treatment is rendered to alleviate the tooth pain.

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