Here at Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we understand that discoloured teeth can have a huge effect on someone’s self-confidence. There are a number of reasons why teeth become discoloured. The main reasons for discolouration in teeth are smoking and certain food and drinks such as tea and coffee. However, these are reasons for the external of the tooth to become discoloured. In many cases people have internal discolouration inside the tooth which means external bleaching will not help to brighten the teeth. Internal staining is usually caused by a defect in the structure of the tooth, a tooth that is dying or dead or due to blood or other fluid entering the tooth after injury or trauma.
There are many different options for people who want to get rid of their tooth staining such as crowns and veneers. These options are good but can be quite expensive considering there is still opportunities to whiten teeth internally with internal bleaching. Internal bleaching has been proven to restore the natural tooth colour to match the rest of the teeth.