Teeth Stains – Causes, Problems, and a Proven Solution
The causes of stains on the teeth are varied, and depend mostly on your lifestyle and habits. These stains can be extrinsic, intrinsic, and also age-related. Extrinsic teeth stains are on the surface of the tooth, and these form when residue from foods or drinks build up in the protein that covers the tooth enamel. Intrinsic tooth stains are stains that occur beneath the tooth’s surface. In this instance, the particles responsible for the staining build up within the tooth enamel below the exterior of the tooth. As for age-related stains, these can be both intrinsic or extrinsic, but are a result of discolouration over time. The core tissue within a tooth also naturally turns yellow over time, meaning as you get older you’ll probably notice more staining.
These stains can present themselves in numerous ways, and will vary in appearance and colour. A yellow colour is common for those that smoke or chew tobacco, or consume tea, coffee, red wine on a regular basis. This staining can also be caused by poor oral hygiene, which is why taking care of your smile is so important. Brown discolouration is also commonly associated with tea, coffee and red wine consumption, but also more serious issues such as tooth decay that has been left untreated, or tartar buildup. Other stains can also appear white as a result of too much fluoride, or even black. The latter is usually caused by silver sulphide that’s found in crowns and fillings, or an advanced dental cavity that needs treatment.
However the stain appears and whatever it’s caused by, it’s likely to have an effect on your life. After all, some stains can signal that you need to improve your oral hygiene to prevent any further issues in the future. For many people, stained teeth can also affect their self-confidence when they smile. Those with perfect, stain-free smiles might seem enviable, but there’s no reason why you can’t have the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
There are various recommendations when it comes to treating stains on the teeth. Common recommendations include using baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar, amongst others. However, these solutions can be tedious and time-consuming. Of course, the best way to prevent staining is to maintain good oral hygiene and to attend regular dentist appointments, but sometimes our patients need a little more to get rid of stains and restore confidence in their smile. At Parkfield Dental, our AirFlow stain removal is a proven solution. The service is quick, effective, and will have your confidence restored in no time!
What is Stain Removal and How Does it Work?
At Parkfield Dental, our team use a high-tech AirFlow stain removal system to reveal a brighter, whiter smile that’s sure to restore your confidence and have you feeling great about your appearance again. This treatment is designed to tackle harsh stains that are visible on the tooth, but are hard to remove by using regular teeth whitening products or treatments. AirFlow uses a jet of compressed air, water, and fine sodium bicarbonate particles. This is then blasted under high pressure at the surface of the patient’s teeth to blast away any stubborn stains and any plaque on your teeth, returning them to their natural whiteness. It’s much more effective than a standard scale and polish and makes an amazing difference to most smiles. It cleans teeth thoroughly and removes surface staining, giving an instantly whiter smile. Although this treatment is not a tooth whitening therapy, the airflow will significantly improve tooth brightness and give you a noticeably sparkling fresh healthy mouth in an instant.
This treatment does not include chemicals and poses no risk to patients. AirFlow is an advanced polishing treatment that allows you to walk away the same day with amazingly clean results, often in as little as 20 minutes. There’s no need for any pain management or anaesthetic when receiving this treatment – it is completely painless. As well as this, the tooth surface is not damaged during this cleaning procedure. This method is quick and painless, allowing reaching and cleaning all those difficult to access areas such as the tight spaces in between the teeth. Your teeth will be left looking and feeling refreshingly clean. This is also an ideal method to remove any underlying stains or scale before having tooth whitening treatment.
Almost every stain can be removed thanks to AirFlow. We find this treatment to be extremely popular with patients that have severe and visible staining. These patients are often smokers, take medication that affects the appearance of their teeth, or have naturally darker teeth due to their genetics and therefore need more force to tackle their stains. AirFlow is also a great way to tackle common stains caused by food and drink such as curry, wine and coffee, that have pigmented particles which can cause staining.
The Benefits of Using AirFlow
One of the many reasons our patients love AirFlow as a stain removal treatment is because of how quick the treatment is. This painless procedure is perfect for achieving effective results fast, making it the ideal option if you have a big event coming up – such as a wedding, birthday or other special occasion – that you want to look and feel your best self for. WIth results often visible in as little as 20 minutes, there’s no need to take loads of time out of your schedule for your AirFlow treatment.
Whilst AirFlow may be a straightforward and quick solution, the benefits it provides are long-lasting and often life changing. Whilst there are other stain removal treatments out there, the results of AirFlow are unrivaled. In just a matter of minutes, your dentist will have created a smile suitable for Hollywood, giving you a newfound confidence that many patients describe as life changing. If you’re wanting to change the appearance of your teeth effectively, fast and without breaking the bank, AirFlow is the ideal treatment.
Besides the improvement in appearance that comes with the AirFlow procedure, perhaps just as important is the exceptional cleanliness that you’re left with. If your stains have been caused by previous poor oral hygiene, AirFlow allows you to correct this. Moving forward, you’ll be left with a much healthier smile that can be easily maintained with regular cleaning and by booking frequent check ups with your dentist here at Parkfield Dental. Whilst AirFlow is not a tooth whitening procedure, it works to restore the natural whiteness of your smile, making them appear brighter and cleaner than they were before the treatment.
By combining an improvement in the appearance of your teeth with an improvement in their cleanliness too, AirFlow is guaranteed to restore and maximise the confidence you have in your smile. You can feel confident knowing your teeth have been restored to their natural whiteness, and that not only are you showing off a smile that looks good, but it’s healthy and clean too! With this new found confidence thanks to AirFlow, you’ll certainly be left smiling a whole lot more.
Why Choose Parkfield Dental for your Stain Removal Needs?
If you’re looking for a boost in confidence and self-esteem that only an improvement in your smile can provide, the team of dentists at Parkfield Dental would love to help you achieve your goal. Teeth stains are common, but there’s no reason why you can’t restore your natural smile and feel confident again. Our AirFlow stain removal treatment is one of the best, and is perfect for achieving a lovely smile quickly, effectively, and without having to pay an unreasonable price.
Regardless of the treatment you’ve come to Parkfield for, we are committed to providing high-quality care for all of our patients. We understand that for most people, their smile is their most important feature, and we pride ourselves on always putting you and your smile first. Whatever your needs are, the expert team at Parkfield Dental will deliver a personal experience tailored to you, designed to give you the perfect smile. Our approach to patient care is something we pride ourselves on, and it’s one of the many reasons we’ve acquired such a strong reputation in South Manchester. We are situated in Didsbury, but our commitment to high-quality care brings us patients from other areas such as Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle Hulme, Gatley and wider Greater Manchester.
Over the last few decades, we have built great relationships with our patients through the personal and professional care we offer at our family-focused clinic. If you’re looking for a warm and welcoming practice that’s dedicated to offering an unrivalled patient experience, look no further than Parkfield Dental. To enquire about or book your stain removal treatment, or any of our other treatments, contact the clinic today and one of our friendly members of staff will be happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you achieve a goal of a healthier and happier smile!Get In Touch