Tooth discoloration (also termed tooth staining) is abnormal tooth color,hue or translucency. Habitual smoking or drinking of dark-coloured beverages, such as tea or coffee, result in the food colours being absorbed onto the tooth surfaces. Symptoms include stains on the enamel. They can range from white streaks to yellow tints or brown spots and pits. If the enamel has worn away, and dentin is showing through, one may notice a yellow tint
HOW IS TOOTH DISCOLORATION DIAGNOSED?
A detailed examination by a Dentist will be sufficient to give him/her the complete diagnosis of the dental condition and the doctor can structure the treatment accordingly.
HOW IS TOOTH DISCOLORATION TREATED?
The treatment of Tooth Discoloration depends upon the severity of the discoloration and the treatment mainly consists of dental pumice to remove the stains.
DID YOU KNOW?
Inadequate brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash to remove plaque and stain-producing substances like coffee and tobacco can cause tooth discoloration