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Teeth Discolouration

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What Is Tooth Discolouration?

Tooth discolouration refers to the change in colour of teeth, resulting in a less vibrant and often less appealing appearance. This can manifest as stains, spots, or a general darkening or yellowing of the teeth.

Discolouration can be caused by various factors, including consuming stain-causing foods and beverages, smoking, poor dental hygiene, certain medications, aging, and underlying dental issues.

Types of Tooth Discolouration

Tooth discolouration can be categorised into two main types: extrinsic and intrinsic discolouration.

Extrinsic Discolouration

This type of discolouration affects the outer enamel layer of the teeth and is caused by external factors. Common culprits include:

  • Staining Foods and Drinks: Coffee, tea, red wine, dark berries, and certain sauces can lead to surface stains.
  • Tobacco: Smoking or chewing tobacco products can cause yellowing or brownish stains.
  • Poor Oral Hygiene: Inadequate brushing and flossing can lead to plaque buildup and surface discolouration.
  • Accumulated Plaque: Tartar buildup can make teeth appear yellowish or brown.

Intrinsic Discolouration

This type affects the inner dentin layer of the teeth and is often related to internal factors:

  • Aging: As enamel thins over time, the yellowish dentin beneath becomes more visible, leading to a natural darkening.
  • Trauma: Injury to a tooth can cause it to darken due to changes in the tooth’s blood supply.
  • Medications: Certain antibiotics (like tetracycline) taken during tooth development can cause intrinsic staining.
  • Fluorosis: Excessive fluoride exposure during tooth development can lead to white or brown spots.
  • Genetics: Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to certain types of tooth discolouration.

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Revive Your Smile’s Brilliance

At Moorooka Dental Care, we specialise in restoring the brightness and radiance of your smile through our teeth discolouration solutions. We offer professional-grade teeth whitening treatments and other cosmetic procedures to address different levels of discolouration. Our skilled professionals will guide you through the treatment process, ensuring you understand your options and helping you choose the best solution for your needs.

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How Do Dentists Treat Discoloured Teeth?

Dentists employ various effective methods to treat discoloured teeth and restore a brighter, more confident smile. The treatment chosen depends on the cause and severity of the discolouration. Here are some common approaches:

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is a popular choice for removing stains and brightening teeth. Dentists use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide gels to break down stains and lighten the tooth colour. In-office treatments offer quick results, while at-home kits allow patients to whiten gradually.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made and bonded to the front of teeth. They can cover severe stains and discolouration, providing a uniform and bright appearance.

Dental Crowns

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that cover the entire visible part of a tooth. They are often used for severely discoloured or damaged teeth, restoring both function and appearance.

Composite Bonding

Bonding involves applying a tooth-coloured composite resin to the surface of the tooth to mask discolouration. This method is effective for minor discolourations and repairs.

How Can I Fix Discoloured Teeth at Home?

While professional dental care offers the most effective and safe solutions for discoloured teeth, there are some at-home practices that might help improve mild discolouration.

Regular and thorough brushing and flossing can help prevent surface stains. Consider using a whitening toothpaste containing mild abrasives or hydrogen peroxide to gradually lighten stains.

Rinsing with water after consuming staining beverages like coffee or tea can minimise discolouration. Limiting consumption of dark-coloured foods and drinks, and avoiding tobacco products, can also help prevent further staining. However, for noticeable and persistent discolouration, consulting a dentist is recommended.

Professional teeth whitening under the supervision of a dental professional ensures safer and more effective results, addressing deeper stains that home remedies may not fully resolve.

What our patients say

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I had the most amazing experience. I was nervous about my dental treatment but when I got here they explained it to me and I was put at ease. The work done was amazing and I won't hesitate to return to this clinic. Dr Zaheer and his team were very professional and caring.

I also found his front desk staff Fatimatu and Frances to be very friendly and caring. I would highly recommend this clinic.

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I had my best dental practice at Moorooka Dental Care! I was very afraid to go to the dentist before I came to this practice. I had a really good experience at this clinic.

Dr Linh was wonderful. She explained the whole treatment and answered all my questions. I also met Frances the receptionist. She was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I had an amazing experience and highly recommend Moorooka Dental Care.

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The whole team are such a lovely bunch of people! Dr Tina and Casey (I think it's Casey.. correct me if I'm wrong) work so well together and had me laughing before and after my dental work. Everyone is really kind here, from owner to reception staff. I know I'm in good hands when I visit ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had the pleasure of having my dental work done at Moorooka dental care. It has been an amazing experience, Fatimatu at reception was extremely helpful. I was treated by Dr Furqan today and I found him very professional and gentle. I've also seen Dr Reza and Dr Zaheer and found them to be extremely good. I will highly recommend this practice.

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Fantastic staff. I am a truly anxious patient, and the receptionist, Frances, who took my first contact call, I felt safe. Dr Reza Sunny was so patient with me, allowing me to do tapping when I was overwhelmed, never losing focus, totally understanding. Incredibly kind. Incredibly good dentist. I had cleaning, filling, and removal of a broken molar. Even though I may still get anxious I feel safe returning when needed.

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This is my first time ever to have a positive comment about a dentist.
I was astonished about the successful outcome of my dental procedure. Thank you Casey and Dr Reza, what a professional and dedicated team. I mentioned to my partner about it, and we went back to the clinic and she made an appointment for herself on the spot. I do not hesitate to recommend to any one the services of Moorooka Dental Care. Thank you all for your friendly attention, starting from the reception all way to the manager. Looking forwards to see you again.

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Can't thank the team at Moorooka dental care enough for an amazing friendly experience! I have now seen both Dr Reza Sunny for general cosmetics work including fillings to teeth whitening, clean up/check ups. Very good at explaining and being upfront with procedures process and Dr Zaheer who removed both my bottom wisdoms last week did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. They even went the extra mile to call up and check up on me a few days later to see how my recovery was going. 10/10 for service and pricing. Thanks

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Moorooka Dental Care is one of the best dental practices I've been to. The team is friendly, the office is modern and clean. I have had the pleasure to be cared by Dr. Zaheer and Dr. Reza. Both are excellent professionals. They took the time to explain the procedures and the subsequent cares. I even got a follow up call from the practice manager, Ahmed, the next day. I highly recommend them!

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Where to find us

Moorooka Dental Care

Shop C, 132 Beaudesert Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105

Tel: (07) 3848 3193

Public Transport:

From the city to Moorooka Dental Care, you may hop on the buses with numbers 110/125/115 /124. If you are travelling from the south side, you may take the buses with the numbers 110/115/117/124/125.

Our practice is 1.9km from the Moorooka train station.

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