Tooth discolouration is when the colour of your teeth changes. They aren’t as white or bright as they should be. Your teeth may get darker, change colour from white to other colours, or get spots of white or dark colour.


Best Ways to Fix Stained Teeth

Are your teeth not as white as pearls? Don’t worry; we have five easy ways to make your teeth whiter and brighter.


1. Eat less foods that leave stains.

Even though you can’t go back in time and take back everything you’ve eaten or drunk in the past, you can keep your stained teeth from worsening. This is especially important if you use one of the more effective teeth-whitening methods below because you’ll want to protect your investment.

The worst things you can eat that turn your teeth yellow include:

Black Coffee

The problem with coffee is not so much that it is dark but that it has a lot of acid in it. This acidity hurts your enamel, which lets the colour get into your teeth and make them look yellow.

We aren’t telling you to give up coffee. Instead, try giving your coffee a little more milk or cream. Milk, creamers, and some plant-based milk have fats, making your teeth less sensitive to the acid in coffee.

Red Wine

It’s sad but true. If you drink enough dark wine, it can change the colour of your teeth. But instead of turning yellow, it makes them a little bit blue. Just ask the French, who deal with this a lot.

If you want to keep drinking red wine, make sure to rinse your mouth out with water after and ask your dentist for a recommendation for a neutralising mouthwash.

Cutting back on wine, coffee, and other harmful foods for your teeth won’t make them whiter, but it will help your new teeth (see below) last longer and stay healthy.


2. Get regular cleanings

It’s possible that your teeth are naturally white, but all that plaque covers them up. Plaque is a substance that builds up on your teeth as you eat, drink, and live your life.

It’s a buildup of bacteria that can be removed by brushing and flossing regularly. If it stays on your teeth for too long or you don’t brush well, it can cause cavities, discolouration, gum disease, and more tartar.

When your hygienist cleans your teeth, they use a scraping tool to get rid of plaque and tartar from between your teeth.

If you’re thinking, “But I brush my teeth!” It could be that you don’t do it well enough. You should brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day.

Ask your hygienist or dentist if you’re missing a specific part of your teeth when you brush to improve your technique.


3. Get your teeth whitened by a professional.

If you don’t want to get “new” teeth, the best way to fix discoloured teeth is to at least have your local dentist whiten them for you.

Your dentist will tell you how strong and long your treatment needs to be based on the stains on your teeth and how sensitive they are. At-home whitening kits are made much stronger than needed so that they won’t do either.

If you’ve ever used an at-home whitening kit, you might remember that your teeth were more sensitive or even hurt after a few treatments. Even though in-clinic treatments aren’t perfect, you’re less likely to feel pain during or after them.

Think it will take too long to have a dentist whiten your teeth? Our clinic is proud of how quickly and well it works without sacrificing quality. We’ll do it as soon as possible so you can return to your day with shiny teeth.


4. Consider getting veneers

Whitening isn’t always the best thing to do. Either the types of stains on your teeth causing your tooth discolouration would take too many treatments to fix, or you have sensitivity problems.

If so, you might want to think about getting veneers. They’ve changed a lot since you first heard about them or got one as a child, and they’re getting easier to use.

If you have white stains on your teeth, veneers are better than whitening because whitening can make the white stains even whiter.

Also, the coating on our veneers makes them resistant to stains, so you don’t need to put as much milk or creamer in your coffee as we said above.

Do you have more problems than just the colour of your teeth? Veneers are multi-use. They can make it look like your teeth are closer together, fix a crooked tooth without painful drilling, and don’t take as much time as getting dental implants (though those are sometimes necessary).


Restoration of the whole mouth or a “smile makeover.”

Technically, these are two different processes, but people use the terms interchangeably. A full-mouth restoration is more than just fixing cosmetic damage. It may involve dental implants, dental work, or even surgery.

On the other hand, a smile makeover is mostly for looks. It could involve braces, whitening your teeth, getting veneers, or a mix of all three.


Fix Tooth Discolouration with Teeth By Two

Your dentist at Teeth By Two will help you choose the proper treatment based on your specific needs. Call today to set up a quick consultation and schedule cleaning while you’re at it.