Stains on the surface of the teeth can make your overall smile look unattractive, since the discolourations can mar the appearance of your teeth. Unsightly stains or discolourations on the surface of the teeth may be caused by consuming dark coloured beverages or food, the natural ageing process, the intake of certain medications, or by smoking/chewing tobacco. Tooth decay can also cause stains or discolourations on the teeth surfaces.
Teeth stain removal is needed to make the surface of the teeth white and healthy looking once more, so that the unattractive stains or discolourations can be removed in an effective way. Teeth whitening procedures that are carried out are the best methods of removing stains on the teeth; this is especially true for teeth stains that have been present for a long period of time, which may not respond to over the counter teeth whitening products such as whitening toothpastes.
Laser teeth stain removal usually involves the use of a peroxide based gel applied on the surface of stained or discoloured teeth; the gel is then activated by a special laser light that makes the whitening properties of the gel do their wonders on the teeth stains. Stains and discolourations are effectively addressed with laser teeth stain removal methods; in most cases, the teeth can be whitened (and stains removed) in under an hour’s time in the dentist’s clinic. Dramatic results can be expected, with the teeth being whitened by a few shades; the results are expected to be long lasting, combined with the proper dental hygiene practises.