Denta Beauté - all types of health insurance accepted | 1190 Wien, Billrothstraße 29 | Phone:+43 1 369 66 25

Discoloration

    https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/a-en/
  • A
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/b-en/
  • B
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/c-en/
  • C
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/d-en/
  • D
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/e-en/
  • E
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/f-en/
  • F
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/g-en/
  • G
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/h-en/
  • H
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/i-en/
  • I
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/j/
  • J
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/l-en/
  • L
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/m-en/
  • M
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/n-en/
  • N
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/o-en/
  • O
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/p-en/
  • P
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/r-en/
  • R
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/s-en/
  • S
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/t-en/
  • T
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/u-en/
  • U
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/v-en/
  • V
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/w-en/
  • W
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/x-en/
  • X
  • https://www.denta-beaute.com/en/dentallexikon-category/z-en/
  • Z

Discoloration of a tooth’s surface may have many different causes, and we differentiate between acquired and congenital causes. Acquired discoloration is easy to treat because it is mostly extrinsic discoloration caused by coloring agents in food, substances that one smokes or imbibes for pleasure, drinks, medicines, and bacteria. The following substances in particular are responsible for extrinsic discoloration:
Tobacco
Coffee
Tea
Fruit juices
Red wine
Cherries and blueberries

Such coatings can be removed easily, and the enamel can be whitened again by bleaching.

Intrinsic discoloration, on the other hand, can only be removed through invasive procedures that may be time-consuming. Causes include fluorosis, hypomineralization, and medication-induced discoloration; these can be successfully treated by special polishing and long-term bleaching methods. Discoloration of dead or necrosed teeth and that after root canal treatment can be corrected by means of internal bleaching. Very resistant anomalies in enamel and dentine can be covered with veneers.

Below are some household products that are sometimes used to fight discoloration while brushing. However, these are not recommended because they damage the teeth.

Baking powder
Strawberries (mashed and used like toothpaste)
Kitchen salt
Bicarbonate of soda
Sage tea
Lemon juice

Discoloration