Discoloured teeth


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What kinds of discoloured teeth are there?

  • White spots, fluorosis
  • Yellow teeth
  • Brown teeth
  • Black stains
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Main causes of discoloured teeth


Certain types of food are often responsible for tooth discolouration. Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, certain soft drinks and coloured spices (e.g., curry, turmeric) can leave spots and stains on teeth.


Substances like nicotine and tar form a film on the teeth, causing them to turn yellow.

Accidents and injuries

Untreated dental injuries can cause teeth to die. If the nerve is damaged, the tooth no longer receives the necessary nutrients, leading it to slowly die and become dark.

Natural tooth colour

The natural colour of one's teeth is genetic and can vary from person to person. Depending on the combination of enamel and dentine, the natural colour can range from ivory to grey to reddish.

Natural ageing process

Over the course of one's life, white-coloured tooth enamel gets worn down. Naturally yellow dentine shines through and becomes more visible.

Oral hygiene and plaque

Discolouration is often the result of build-up from poor oral hygiene. Furthermore, brushing one's teeth right after having an acidic meal can damage white enamel, allowing the yellow dentine layer underneath to shine through.


Taking certain medications can leave stains on the teeth and cause discolouration.

Why remove stains and discolouration from teeth?

Discoloured teeth are often a cosmetic issue and can significantly impair one's self-esteem. White teeth, on the other hand, represent beauty and success and create a likeable, groomed appearance.

How Veneers fix discoloured teeth

In many cases, Veneers can correct discoloured teeth. How it works:

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    We use a 3D scan to create a preview of your new smile (Smile Design)

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    You choose the shape and colour yourself, and our specialised dentists will advise you so that your Veneers are a perfect fit. Your temporary Veneers allow you to preview your new smile ahead of time.

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    The final Veneers will be produced exactly to your wishes

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Discoloured teeth – before and after

  • Discoloured teeth – before and after
  • Discoloured teeth – before and after
  • Discoloured teeth – before and after
  • Discoloured teeth – before and after

Advantages of bestsmile Veneers:

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Discoloured teeth FAQs

Will insurance cover the cost of correcting discoloured teeth?

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Health insurance usually doesn’t pay the cost of aesthetic dental corrections. Depending on your insurer and policy, however, these costs may be covered. The best thing to do is to contact your health insurance company directly to find out if they cover the costs of fixing stained or discoloured teeth.

Is it possible to re-whiten teeth that have become discoloured?

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There are different methods of removing stains from teeth.


Veneers are a long-term solution for fixing discoloured teeth. They are made of high-quality ceramic that doesn't stain. Your new smile stays radiant and white for a long time. For cases of severe discolouration, Veneers are often the only way to achieve white teeth.

Whitening (bleaching)

Dental whitening is another simple and popular method of getting rid of discoloured teeth. Depending on the person, however, the results may not be entirely satisfactory. Usually the teeth have to be bleached regularly because slight discolouration is normal and can always recur.


Discoloured teeth can be prevented by practising good oral hygiene. You should be careful with whitening toothpastes, however. Many of these toothpastes contain tiny amounts of small particles: they are intended to remove build-up but also slightly attack enamel in the process.

How can I prevent my teeth from becoming discoloured?

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Natural internal discolouration or natural changes in colour cannot be prevented.

Good habits can go a long way in preventing discolouration that results from external causes, however:

  • Brushing your teeth thoroughly every day
  • Cleaning between your teeth, since these spaces are magnets for plaque and build-up
  • Getting your teeth regularly cleaned by professionals
  • Reducing consumption of strongly coloured foods and cigarettes
  • Waiting 30 minutes after a meal to brush your teeth

Learn more tips for good dental and oral hygiene

What colour are teeth supposed to be?

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The natural colour of teeth varies from person to person, ranging from ivory to yellow and grey tones. The colour of your teeth also changes with age. There is no one universal tooth colour that applies to everyone.

Can fillings become discoloured?

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Fillings can become discoloured with time, and they cannot be re-brightened. Bleaching only works on the natural teeth. Veneers are a good alternative to conventional fillings: they restore the function and aesthetics of the tooth and create long-lasting whiteness.

If you have fillings and are interested in bestsmile Veneers, our dentists will be happy to advise you.

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Why choose bestsmile?

Dental expertise

Our specialist medical staff will be with you and advise you free of charge during every step of the way over the course of your treatment.

swiss made

All bestsmile products are custom-made in our own production facility in Switzerland.

10-year guarantee

We take responsibility for your result and we give you a 10-year guarantee.

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