Teeth are an important factor in the way we smile and project ourselves in Leeds and good looking teeth can bolster our confidence in the workplace and socially. At the opposite end of the scale, ugly looking teeth can destroy all of this and one of the most common causes of unsightly teeth is discolouration. There are many factors that can cause this condition, the more obvious ones being staining from foods, drinks and smoking, however, with age, the enamel on the surface of the teeth can fade too- these can generally be rectified with bleaching and by vastly improving our oral hygiene and diet. Tooth decay can also cause the teeth to discolour for as the nerve dies it will darken the tooth and if you have an amalgam filling to counter the decay, it will also cause a greying effect on the rest of the tooth’s surface. Certain drugs can also have a negative effect to the natural hue of your teeth, as can a lack of fluoride, as this re-mineralises the enamel. Dentists can rectify virtually any problem in your teeth these days, including this one so you should get along to the surgery and get advice of how to address it and more importantly, prevent it as well.