Get Rid of the Stains on Your Teeth

girl-2198018_1920Teeth become stained for a variety of reasons. the most common being food and drink. Tea, coffee red wine being the usual suspects followed by smoking.

Teeth can also develop micro fractures within the enamel surface due to wear and tear. over time These cracks then become stained and can be difficult to rectify.

There are some simple and effective ways to remove the majority of discoloration and keep your teeth looking bright and healthy. The first thing to do is have them checked to determine the cause of the discolouration.

Some of the options available are:

Whitening Toothpaste

There are a number of these products that have become widely available. Although I would not agree to the claims made by the manufactures I think they can play a part in removing some very superficial amounts of staining. They do need to be used regularly. They will not however whiten your teeth.

Regular Hygiene

This simple and affordable treatment can be carried out by our hygienist. As well as cleaning your teeth it will also improve the heath of your gums. This will remove the yellow calculus that frequently builds up on the tooth surface looking unsightly and causing harm to the gums. This is a treatment that should be a regular part of your dental care.

Air Polishing

This is another fantastic and simple way of removing the majority of surface staining. It involves using a fine jet of air, water and particles of calcium carbonate to lift off the staining. For best results combine it with a regular hygiene session. Click here to see it in action.

Tooth Whitening

If your unhappy with the general colour of your teeth as well as staining then tooth whitening can be a great way to improve both. Home tooth whitening is simple, gentle and very effective.


In situations where the staining is ingrained in the tooth surface it may be necessary to mask the discolouration with the use of veneers. These are very thin layers of porcelain or composite bonded onto the tooth surface. In addition to masking the discolouration they can also be used to change the colour, shape and position of teeth.

If you would like to discuss your options in more detail please contact me to arrange a consultation.



Tauqir Butt

About the Author

Tauqir Butt

I qualified from Guys and St.Thomas’s Hospitals at the University of London over 20 years ago.

I have previously worked in Bradford and for the last 16 years here in wonderful Menston/Ilkley on the outskirts of Leeds and Bradford.

My particular interests are implants, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. I also have experience in general dentistry including emergency care and pain relief. I have also taken further courses in advanced restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry.