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If you’re sick of hiding your smile away because of yellow and brown stains on your teeth, don’t worry — there are ways to get rid of those stains for good.
There’s nothing wrong with striving to be the best you can be or trying to look the best you can. You have pride in your appearance, and that’s natural and healthy. But if yellow and brown teeth stains are holding you back and getting you down, you should know you don’t have to live with them. There are ways of getting around them forever.

To find out what teeth discolouration is, what causes teeth stains and how to get rid of them, read on — and if you’re still looking for reassurance and assistance, you can book a free online dental consultation to see how we at Tooth Doctor can help.

How to Quickly Get Rid of Stains on Teeth - Teeth Whitening in Essex and ThurrockWhat is Teeth Discolouration?

Tooth discolouration — also known as tooth staining — is the appearance of abnormal and unflattering tooth colour, translucency and hue. External tooth discolouration is simply an accumulation of stains on the tooth’s surface. When you have internal discolouration in your teeth, it is the result of absorption of pigment particles into the tooth structure. There are a number of reasons that your teeth are not appearing pearly white, but there are essentially three main forms of teeth discolouration, which we will discuss below.

What Causes Stains on Teeth?

Stains on teeth are caused by either extrinsic, intrinsic or age-related factors.

Extrinsic stains occur when the enamel of the tooth is stained by dark food or drink, including wine, coffee, coke or your favourite curry. Other lifestyle factors, such as smoking, can cause extrinsic stains. All extrinsic stains are preventable and can be minimised by the incorporation of a good daily dental routine and regular trips to your dentist.

Intrinsic stains occur when the inner structure (the dentin) of your teeth darkens or develops a yellow hue. These stains can result for a number of reasons:

  • You were given too much fluoride during early childhood
  • Your mother used tetracycline antibiotics in the latter half of her pregnancy
  • You yourself used tetracycline antibiotics before the age of eight
  • At an early age, you had a fall or other such trauma and the internal bleeding discoloured the tooth
  • You were born with dentinogenesis imperfecta — a rare condition that causes green, amber or purple discolouration.

Finally, stains may be age-related. Over time, dentin naturally yellows and enamel gets thinner, so the dentin is more visible.

How to Quickly Get Rid of Stains on Teeth - Home Teeth Whitening in Essex and ThurrockRemoving Stains on Teeth with Home Whitening Remedies

If you’re seeking whiter teeth, you’ve probably come across a wide range of home whitening remedies, including whitening toothpaste, activated charcoal whitening, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and various home whitening strip kits. Some people even swear by fruit, such as pineapple and strawberry. Other people opt for the centuries-old traditional Indian folk remedy of oil pulling. Coconut oil is the favoured oil these days for a number of reasons, not least due to its high lauric acid content, which has been known to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria.

So which home remedy is best for you? Getting answers can be difficult, as it’s been shown you can’t always trust customer reviews. The road to white teeth can be a frustrating and expensive one. Sometimes, at-home remedies can even be dangerous for your health. The strong bleaching gels used in some kits can cause mouth infections, blistering and burns, gum-shrinking and even damage to nerves and tooth enamel.

To Prevent Stains on Teeth, Make It a Daily Priority

So if you have given up on at-home remedies that boast miraculous results, what are you left with?

The first and most effective thing you can do to care for your smile and prevent stains on teeth is to have a diligent daily dental regime. To prevent and eliminate surface stains, brush your teeth after eating or drinking and use an antibacterial mouthwash to reduce stained plaque — stains are easily trapped in plaque and your mouthwash is specially designed to remove it. You can also take steps to avoid food and drink that are known to cause teeth stains. Also, if you’re a regular smoker, now is the time to stop — smoking can cause bad stains on teeth due to the nicotine and tar in the tobacco.

Make a Teeth Whitening Appointment with Your Local Dentist

At-home whitening kits might sound like the cheaper alternative from the outset, but don’t be fooled by false economy. You probably won’t get the results you desire after the first try, or possibly even the tenth. Soon, the costs will stack up and you’ll be left out of pocket, what’s more, your teeth won’t be any brighter.  To avoid the disappointment and frustration, you should head straight to your local dentist. Professional whitening is a great choice for most patients, as long as you have permanent teeth and good oral health. Professional dental whitening works well for anyone with stubborn, yellow or brown stains on their teeth. 

Why Choose Tooth Doctor for Teeth Whitening?

Choose Tooth Doctor for Teeth Whitening to experience professional, safe, and effective treatments. Our professional teeth whitening treatment starts from £300. Our skilled team utilises the latest whitening techniques and technology to help you achieve a radiant and confident smile. With convenient locations in Basildon, Brentwood, and Stanford-le-Hope, flexible appointment hours, and a commitment to exceptional patient care, we make your teeth whitening journey easy and enjoyable. Trust us to brighten your smile and boost your confidence.

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Abbie RichardsonAbbie Richardson
22:57 01 Dec 23
After avoiding the dentist for years, Anthony was outstanding. I physically could not recommend this dentist practise or Anthony anymore, everyone there was lovely
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Lovely place and staffs. The doctor Anthony was very friendly and made me feel comfortable throughout the process.
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Booked appointment well in advance as have 2 young children I needed to arrange childcare for.Randomly receive a text saying my appointment cancelled, upon calling I was greeted with an unhelpful and unsympathetic receptionist who couldn't tell me why my appointment was cancelled alongside refused to rebook the appointment for the day id booked again which I'd arranged childcare for.I'd avoid like the plague if this is the service received before even arriving. I'll be booking elsewhere for sure
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Anthony is probably the best Dentist I have ever seen. I've always had a terrible fear of Dentists, but after meeting Anthony I felt relaxed, I felt that I could trust him too, which is so important to me. I would recommend him to anybody, he's a lovely young, and knows his stuff.
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09:28 10 Oct 23
Amazing service! I left my local dentist of 8 years due to bad service and I am so happy my family is under the care of Jayde. Professional, personal and knowledgeable. She educates you on your teeth - something I have never had. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality dentist who does not see you as just a number.
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09:58 16 Aug 23
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08:13 26 Jul 23
Great dentist, would recommend to anyone wanting any treatments or dental hygiene, fillings, etc.Special shout out to dentist Jayde who was very supportive, professional, made me feel comfortable, explains everything clearly and I was very satisfied with everything done. Highly recommended!
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Freddie TurnerFreddie Turner
13:47 25 Jan 23
What a fantastic dentists!After trying most of the local dentists in the Brentwood area and most having a long waiting list I was presently surprised at how fast and simple the booking process was.The dental treatment was for my father who suffers from poor mental health and hadn't been to the dentist for over 20 years so this was extremely daunting for him.From the first call to our last treatment, the team were Fantastic. They went above and beyond to make my father feel at ease throughout the process and have such a high level for patients care and wellbeing.The work carried out was A1 and my father was extremely happy with his dental work and would highly recommend!!From Derek and Feeddie THANK YOU!ps. Sorry for the delay!
OliviaOlivia
17:59 08 Nov 22
I have just finished my Invisalign treatment with Jayde @ the Brentwood branch and I could not recommend more highly. From start to finish Jayde explained each step thoroughly & kept me at ease. I am over the moon with how my teeth now look. The process was smooth painless and fast! Thank you so much
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14:58 17 Oct 22
I required an emergency appointment and they were able to accommodate.The staff were all very friendly , welcoming and explained everything to me which made me very much at ease .I would defiantly recommend
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Our Location in Essex and Thurrock

Tooth Doctor proudly serves the community of Essex and Thurrock with three conveniently located dental clinics. Whether you’re in Basildon, Brentwood or Stanford-le-Hope, a top-tier dental experience is just around the corner. The Basildon clinic is situated at 7 Market Pavement SS14 1DD. The Brentwood clinic is at 27 High Street CM14 4RG. The Stanford-le-Hope clinic is at 26 Corringham Rd SS17 0AH. They are all easily accessible both by car and public transportation. With ample parking options and proximity to major transit routes, getting to us for your teeth whitening treatments is a breeze. No matter which surrounding area you’re coming from, Tooth Doctor ensures a smooth journey to a brighter smile!

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