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How To Remove Brown Stains from the Back of Teeth  

How do you remove brown stains from the back of teeth? It’s a common enough problem and a question that is asked often by people who have noticed that even though they may be strict about their dental hygiene, their teeth are still becoming a little less than pearly white. We all want a dazzling, bright white smile. Many consider this to be a sign of good health, so if your teeth are a little on the stained side it can dent your confidence and make you feel a bit below par.  Identifying the triggers for this common issue is key, as is finding out the best way to remove them safely and effectively with a little help from a private Dentist, who will be able to assist and advise you should the problem be a little more persistent.  There are many causes for this, and some might surprise you more than others!  

Causes of Brown Staining on Teeth 

First, identify what the main triggers for the causes of brown stains on the teeth are. Some of these are perhaps more obvious than others and it can be worth looking at your overall lifestyle to see what changes you can make to help you overcome the problem of brown stains between the teeth.  
  • Food and drink 

Food such as highly coloured fruits and veggies (think blackcurrants or beetroot) contain stain causing compounds that will build up on your teeth over time. Likewise, drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine contain tannins, which can turn your teeth a brownish colour if drunk on a regular basis. Sugary soda-based drinks can also have the same effect, which is another reason why Dentists often advise against having these too often or avoiding them completely.  To prevent these stains from occurring, or to minimise the risk, regular, twice daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste will help. Drink cold drinks or alcoholic beverages that can cause staining, through a straw.  
  • Smoking and Tobacco 

Of course, one of the other major causes of brown staining is smoking and tobacco products. The best course of action to prevent staining is to give up, but in the meantime, it could be worth speaking to an Aesthetika Dentist to see how they can help with professional removal of brown stains from the teeth, especially if it is as a result of long-term smoking. 
  • Tooth decay 

When layers of enamel start to get worn away by the bacteria that is present in the mouth, it can form cavities. The resulting decay can end up turning a brownish colour. These will show up as spots of brown in and around the front and back of the teeth.  
  • Tartar 

Another issue that bacteria causes is a build-up of a sticky substance on your teeth known as plaque. If this isn’t properly removed by adequate brushing and mouth washing twice a day it can harden and turn brown. The only way this can be removed safely and effectively is by getting an appointment with your Dentist or Hygienist.  
  • Medical conditions 

Certain medical conditions such as coeliac disease can cause brown staining on the teeth, which can in some cases be permanent. It is always best to seek professional advice to treat this both for proper management of your health condition and also for good oral health.  

How To Effectively Remove Brown Stains on Teeth 

There are many different options to remove brown stains from the teeth. Some are over the counter, and some require professional advice. If you’re unsure about what to do, then it is always best to seek advice from a professional Kingston Dentist who can give the proper treatment and help.  Over the counter options for treating this problem include:  
  • Mouthwashes that contain hydrogen peroxide – often labelled as ‘whitening’ 
  • Toothpastes that contain sodium hypochlorite – again, often labelled as ‘whitening’ 
  • Whitening strips that will contain carbamide peroxide 
  • Whitening systems that use a tray and contain carbamide peroxide bleaching gel 
It is important to only buy these products from a reputable supplier such as a private Dentist, or pharmacy, who will be able to verify their sources and assure you that the products they sell are safe. Normally, if the brown stains are caused by medical issues or by tartar, it is recommended not to treat them at home and to simply make an appointment with a Dentist for further help and treatment.  Dentist or Dental Hygienists will use special tools to scrape, blast, or rub tartar and plaque away from teeth and they can also undertake minor procedures to help whiten the teeth safely and give you professional follow up advice for home use afterwards.  Sometimes, the brown staining on teeth caused by certain medical conditions like coeliac disease or the effects of years of poor dental hygiene can be permanent. It might be possible to lessen them, but it isn’t always possible to remove them.  Further discolouration can be aided by use of the following techniques:  
  • White composite fillings 
  • Veneers 
  • Crowns 
  • Airflow Stain Removal – This is the best treatment for stain built up from food/drinks and tobacco. It eliminates most of those stains very effectively, using a high pressure water that sprays powder on the teeth and it is relatively painless. 
Sometimes wearing a retainer or night guard may also be recommended.  

Can you Prevent Brown Stains on the Teeth?  

It is possible to minimise brown spots on the teeth. The biggest key to this is good hygiene. Brushing your teeth twice a day and using an appropriate mouthwash. Use the following plan to make sure your dental health is tip-top!  
  • Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes twice a day.
  • Floss at least once a day
  • If you’re eating a lot of food with high sugar or tannin levels rinse your mouth thoroughly with either mouthwash or plain water after eating/drinking.
  • Use a fluoride containing mouthwash twice a day.
  • Have a dental check-up regularly.
  • Stop smoking
If it isn’t clear what has been causing the brown spots or discolouration, it’s important to make an appointment to see your Dentist to find out what the cause might be. 

How Aesthetika Can Help 

We look forward to hearing from and meeting new patients. We’re happy to talk to you and have an initial consultation with you to see how we could help.  If you’re struggling with the problem of brown staining on your teeth, then don’t suffer in silence or feel embarrassed any more. We can help you get a bright, white smile to be proud of. Contact a professional Kingston Dentist today. Find out more on how we can help   


Do braces hurt? It’s a common question when youngsters and adults find they need this type of orthodontic treatment. It’s simple to answer and one that can make the difference between having the procedure done or avoiding it completely which could potentially lead to further oral health problems down the line.   Many people from teenagers to adults find that at some stage, they’ll need a brace fitting to help straighten crooked teethor to simply help them feel more confident and reassured about their smile! Whether you’re having braces as part of routine procedure or as part of a programme of cosmetic dental improvement it can help to understand how the procedure works.   In recent years, the technology for measuring, making and fitting braces to those in need of them has improved greatly. The introduction of innovations such as Fast Braces, that can help straighten and improve teeth quicker are worth considering and can shorten treatment time by up to nine months. It’s worth talking to a private Dentist about this, if your child, or indeed yourself need a brace.   With better technique also comes improvements in patience, care and understanding for those people who might find they scared of visiting the Dentist for regular treatment and procedures. Aesthetika is a Kingston Dentist that has a Dental Phobia certified Dentist who is available for appointments on request.   Having braces fitted need not be an ordeal, or something to be frightened of if you read our guide to understanding how the fitting process works and what to expect.   Does Having a Brace Fitted Cause Discomfort?  At an initial consultation your Dentist will take a good look at your teeth. They might want to take x-rays of both these, and your jaw too. These are completely pain free and shouldn’t cause any discomfort. The important thing to remember is to keep still and follow the instructions of your Dentist.
  • 1 – Taking impressions 
Impressions of your teeth might need to be taken. This is done by creating a mould with a putty like substance known as alginate. A tray, constructed of plastic will be filled with this soft, pliable material and then carefully placed over your teeth, one jaw at a time.   This should be completely pain free and will take about thirty seconds to set. Whilst there is no pain, it’s fair to say some patients do worry about feeling uncomfortable in such a situation and feel scared in case they gag. Try to relax and remember to breathe slowly and deeply through your nose. If you know you have a higher gag reflex, talk to your Dentist and Dental Nurse and they’ll do everything they can to make you feel as safe as possible.  
  • 2 – Fitting the braces 
Once your impressions have been taken and your private Dentist has discussed the type of brace you need, the braces will be constructed and a further appointment to have them fitted will be made. This will be a simple, short process in which we fit the brace and then discuss (if applicable) how to insert and remove any aligners to make sure they fit comfortably and correctly.   An appointment to have a fixed brace fitted will take slightly longer but is also very straightforward too. A special cement will be mixed and used to properly affix the brackets of the braces to your teeth. Once it is in place a blue light will be used to set them and prevent them from coming off. The brackets will then be joined using a metal wire. Depending on the type of fixed brace you’re having, it will be held in place with clips or elastic bands.  
  • 3 – Appointment aftercare 
Once you leave the treatment room you might possibly experience a period of a few hours in which your teeth start to ache, or where the inside of your mouth and particularly your cheeks feel a little sore.   These symptoms are perfectly normal and should not cause too much discomfort. Yes, they’re unwelcome, but there is no real need to worry. How long you might feel discomfort for can vary person to person, some may only feel it for a few hours, whilst others may notice it for a couple of days.  
  •  4 – Treating discomfort 
If you do find that you’re suffering with aching and discomfort, then simple painkillers that you might take to relieve a headache will help with brace pain first day.   Salt water rinses can also help to soothe and comfort sore gums and the inside of the mouth. Simply put a teaspoon full of salt into a glass of freshly boiled water. Allow to cool sufficiently, then gargle with it and spit out.   Remember to follow any advice given to you by your Dentist with regards to dental hygiene, brushing, cleaning and using mouthwash.  
  • 5 – Adjusting braces 
From time to time follow up appointments are required to have your braces adjusted (if they are fixed) or to have new sets of aligners fitted. Again, you may feel some slight discomfort after the appointment, but this should subside very quickly and can always be relieved by a dose of painkillers to manage any symptoms.  
  • 6 – Brace removal 
It won’t be long before your brace will be ready for professional removal. This is often the patient’s favourite appointment, and understandably so, but it can still feel a little nerve wracking.   Braces are removed carefully with special tools that are designed to clip them off without causing any harm to your teeth. Any cement that is set on the surface of the enamel will be gently removed. There may possibly be a slight feeling of pressure as this is done but shouldn’t be anything to worry about.  
  • 7 – Retainers 
After your orthodontic treatment you may be supplied with either a fixed or removeable retainer. These are made after taking a mould from your teeth. At the appointment when your braces are removed some more impressions will be taken. The retainer should sit comfortably on your teeth and not cause any pain at all. Wear this as instructed by your Dentist.   Why Choose Aesthetika?  We’re a long standing and respected dental clinic and our work reflects this. Our passion for providing cutting edge dental treatment in a relaxed setting is second to none.   Our skilled team of dental professionals will look after all your dental and orthodontic needs. We offer everything from routine check-ups through to more complex treatments including braces and aesthetic work full smile makeovers and veneers.   We want our patients to receive an individual and personalised treatment service that considers their needs. We also understand that some people are more phobic than others about visiting the Dentist and so offer appointments with a trained Dentist who specialises in dental phobia. Contact us for a free consultation today, to experience the difference that is Aesthetika.  


How do you get perfect teeth? It’s quite simple, here are 7 little changes you can do that will give you perfect teeth. Just tweaking your oral health routine can improve the cosmetics of your teeth that will give you a smile to be confident about. Implementing techniques into your daily routine can help your teeth to last longer and look their best, it can also help you avoid painful issues that can arise from improper care. Over the last few years we can see an increase in people paying for brighter, whiter teeth. But just painting a broken-down fence won’t make it look it’s best, the fence needs mending first, and the same can be said for your teeth. Remember you are beautiful no matter what, but your teeth can sometimes make you lose your confidence, start at the basics and get your teeth into shape and you will start to feel good about yourself again. We are all busy and knowing how to care for our teeth the right way isn’t always easy along with conflicting advice can be confusing. Our 7 little changes to your routine will give you everything you need to do to make your teeth look and last better than ever. So next time you can visit your dentist with a big smile. 

7 Little Changes that’ll Make a Big Difference to your Smile 

  1. Brush Twice a Day 
Use a fluoride toothpaste twice a day for between 2 to 3 minutes. If you don’t brush them properly a film of bacteria will build up around the teeth causing plaque that could lead to gum disease and tooth decay. 
  1. Use the Correct Tooth Brush 
The amount of force you use will affect the overall look and health of your teeth. The NHS advise that it doesn’t matter whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush, as long as you brush all the surfaces of all your teeth.  
  1. Check your Technique 
Don’t just sweep the toothbrush around your mouth, hold the tooth brush at a 45-degree angle. Keep your brushing pace slow and gentle and make sure you reach the front, back and tops of your teeth. Your dentist or hygienist can give you more advice based on your own dental health and needs. 
  1. Floss Daily 
Start at the top of the tooth, be firm but gentle using a scraping motion between the teeth. If you find floss hard to use, you can try dental tape, which is thinner. Flossing is a great way to remove tartar and plaque that brushing sometimes can’t Again, your dental team can advise you about using dental floss. 
  1. Cut down on sugar and acidic drinks 
What you eat, and drink can cause tooth decay, so a healthy diet is important for your teeth. 
  1. Straighten Crooked Teeth 
According to the NHS around a third of children need orthodontic treatment. There are different types of aligners which can be used to help with this, which can be either removable or fixed onto the teeth. Find out more on how we can help. 
  1. Get Routine Dental Check-Ups 
To get perfect teeth visit your dentist regularly, your dentist can make sure that you are brushing and flossing sufficiently and ensure your gums and teeth are healthy as a result. They can also offer you tips and advice to make sure your smile is one you can smile with confidence with, as well as catching any issues before they become big problems. Why not book an appointment today to get started on getting the perfect teeth you deserve? At Aesthetika Dental Studio, our modern dentistry techniques ensure all our oral hygiene check-ups and consultations are as thorough as possible. Allowing accurate diagnosis that our dentists can then use to recommend the best possible treatment plans for you and your individual needs moving forward. 

Why choose Aesthetika? 

 We value patient health and comfort above all. We’re deeply proud of what we have created here at Aesthetika Dental and we feel our work reflects this. You are assured that we will always deliver our best, simply because we are passionate about what we do. At Aesthetika Dental Studio, our highly skilled team of passionate and dedicated dental professionals can cater for all your dental needs. The comprehensive dental services we offer range from routine dental check-ups, through to complex cosmetic dentistry solutions including; dental implants, full smile makeovers and veneers. Our aim is to ensure that each patient experiences the ultimate in individual, personalised cosmetic, general and specialist dental treatment, in a comfortable, warm and friendly environment. Our years of experience mean that we have seen all manner of dental problems and the challenges that these can pose. Having overcome all of these we strive to give to our new and loyal patients alike the same standard of care that we would expect ourselves. So, don’t be frightened to come visit the dentist, book an appointment  online or call us on 02089367726 and come see for yourself. 

People also ask: 

 Should I use an electric or manual toothbrush? It doesn’t matter, electic or manual are both equally good, if you brush all the surfaces of all your teeth and you use fluoride toothpaste. What type of toothpaste should I use? It’s important to use a toothpaste with the right concentration of fluoride. Your dentist can help advise on this if you are unsure. Should I use mouthwash? Using a mouthwash that contains fluoride can help prevent tooth decay, but don’t do this straight after brushing your teeth or it’ll wash away the concentrated fluoride in the toothpaste left on your teeth. Try to choose a different time to use mouthwash, such as after lunch. How can I make my teeth healthy again? Follow our 7 steps and you will begin to see a difference. 


Whether it be through old age or simply not taking care of your oral health properly, losing teeth is perhaps more common than you might think.Whilst incidences of adult tooth loss have significantly decreased since the 1970’s due to better healthcare, tooth loss does still occur. But, if you’ve experienced tooth loss and haven’t yet done anything to replace them, it’s essential you’re aware of the potential damage you could be causing.Eating without dentures or implants can be dangerous to not just your mouth, but your body too. Many underestimate the importance of teeth (especially if they’ve just lost one or two), and simply continue eating without them.Whilst this is extremely tempting and, over time, easy to develop a skill for, it’s important to consider the irreversible damage you could be causing. 

Pressure on Gums & Jaw

When chewing food in an area of your mouth without teeth, you’re inadvertently placing an unnatural amount of pressure on your gums and jaw.Food must be chewed properly to be safely swallowed. And, when teeth are missing, the gums and jaw have to work extra hard to ensure this happens.In time, the surrounding teeth and gums will become very sore and irritated, significantly increasing your risk of developing infection. Your jawbone will also suffer due to this pressure change, becoming more prone to fractures and permanent joint disorders.Even softer foods will become more difficult to chew if you continue with this habit, creating a vicious cycle that’s simply not going to resolve unless you replace your missing teeth. 

Bone Loss

Whilst only likely to happen if you consistently eat without implants or dentures for a long period of time, the risk of bone loss is definitely something you should take note of.Using your gums to chew can wear away the corresponding bone ridges of the jawline. Each time you chew, bite or clench on food, the ridge will experience pressure it’s simply not used to. This will cause the bone to eventually recede, resulting in permanent bone loss.And, to add insult to injury, if bone loss becomes too severe, receiving implants may be unsuccessful as the bone needs to be stable enough to accommodate them. 

Gastrointestinal Issues

The risks of eating without teeth stretch further than just the mouth.Failing to properly chew food to the same degree a full mouth of teeth would can lead to significant gastrointestinal problems once the food reaches the digestive system. If food pieces are simply too big to be broken down properly, this causes ‘incomplete digestion’.The full nutritional value won’t be absorbed by your body and, once the incompletely-digested food reaches the colon, a much greater volume of bacteria is likely to develop. 

The solution?

Replace your missing teeth!Whilst the above risks are unlikely to occur if you spend a mere couple of weeks eating whilst missing a couple of teeth, they’re almost guaranteed to arise if you leave replacing them for too long.Here at Aesthetika Dental Studio, we offer extremely durable dental implants specifically designed to look and feel like natural teeth – giving you the freedom to eat whatever you want without any risks!Get in touch today to discuss treatment options with one of our oral health experts. Aesthetika Dental Studio. 


Bananas are healthy. Strawberries are healthy. Mangos are healthy. There’s a theme here… Fruit is healthy. So why when putting a couple of these fruits together in a blender, are we suddenly faced with health warnings from the likes of the Oral Health Foundation, who claim fruit juices and smoothies could be leading to irreversible damage to the nation’s teeth?The concern lies within moderation. And like most things, too much of a ‘good thing’ doesn’t necessarily make for the best, or healthiest decision. Take nutrition and exercise as an example.If someone wants to lose weight, you may expect that person to join a gym and train 4/5 times a week. You may also expect them to diet. Typically when we think diet, we think salads. Now if that person goes to the extreme, and eats nothing but salad for a week, that person will begin to feel tired and lack energy. A diet of just salads gives deficiencies within protein and carbohydrate intake – both of which supply the body with the vital energy needed to exercise.That person then begins to feel weak and will naturally crave sugars to boost energy levels. To satisfy these cravings that person will more than likely end up binge eating on readily available ‘snack food’ to satisfy the cravings. So to use salads as a metaphor, ‘too much salad’ can actually have an adverse affect on someone losing weight.Back to the fruit. Fruits contain a variety of nutrients, antioxidants and high levels of natural sugars. The good news… These natural sugars give our bodies energy. The bad news… sugar is bad for our teeth. So what can we do? We need to find a balance.Every time we eat or drink something acidic, the enamel of our teeth softens and some of the tooth’s mineral content will be lost. And with some fruit juices and smoothies containing up to four times the recommended daily amount of sugar, you can see where the issue lie.Many of us might opt for a banana or apple to accompany our breakfast, and some mango or kiwi fruit for lunch. Add on top of this a mid-morning smoothie and all of a sudden our daily sugar intake has sky rocketed. Just like the salad scenario, too much fruit is a having an adverse affect on our health.So what is our recommendation? In a word – water. 2 litres of water a day to be precise (not in one sitting!). Doing so is not only a healthy option for teeth and gums, but drinking water at regular intervals throughout the day boosts metabolism, hydrates skin and improves digestion.So to conclude. Should you stop eating fruit altogether? No, certainly not – but moderation is key. Should you stop drinking smoothies and fruit juice? Yes. Replacing with water and the benefits are endless…Don’t forget to ‘Like’ our Facebook page for more information and tips on how you should be caring for you and your family’s oral health.Whether an existing patient of ours, or whether you have not had a chance to visit Aesthetika Dental Studio yet, please do get in contact here if you’d like to arrange a dental check-up where we can discuss any concerns you may have over your dental regime.Aesthetika Dental Studio.


It’s one of those things. We’ve all been guilty of it at least once. And at the time, the embarrassment… well let’s just say we avoid confined spaces with others until we’re back at home with a toothbrush in hand, at all costs!And it’s not necessarily caused through lack of cleaning, or a poor oral hygiene routine. Instead, more often than not, bad breath is caused by that extra cup of coffee we had at breakfast, that tuna sandwich we had at lunch (and they said tuna was good for us!), or that extra garlicky curry we ate for dinner.Saying that, regardless of what causes bad breath the outcome is the same. Embarrassment and dread. So if the dreaded bad breathe does catch us out, what can we do to stop us from running to the nearest exit and avoiding human contact at all cost?Well we’ve put together five handy tips that should help you avoid getting in that situation in the first place!1. First the basics – 2:2Because we can’t say this enough. It’s vital not just for the smell of your breath, but for your oral hygiene itself, that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once daily. Finally rinse with mouthwash to get rid of pieces of food that get stuck between your teeth and gums.If this excess food is left then you can expect excessive build-up of plague. And it turn (you guessed it), this build-up of plague will inevitably cause bad breath.2. Don’t forget your tongueThe tongue has the heaviest bacterial amount of any part of your mouth. Nevertheless many people don’t take the time to clean their tongue. There’s no surprise that overtime, if not cleaned properly, this bacteria can build-up to cause severe cases of bad breath.Bonus tip – If possible try to use a separate toothbrush or a tongue scraper to lightly brush and clean your tongue. This avoids spreading any bacteria from your tongue to your teeth and gums.3. Choose tea over coffeeBy no means are we saying ditch the coffee completely. After all, morning coffee is a ritual in our house! We’re simply talking about moderation here. Any more than two or three cups of coffee in a row, especially without drinking water alongside, then you can expect bad breath.With bad breath and coffee it’s not so much the smell of the coffee beans, more so the drink itself creates a favourable environment for oral bacterial growth.Coffee also has a drying effect, which reduces saliva flow and allows foul-smelling bacteria to linger longer. Hence why it can be even worse without adequate water onboard.4. Back to the tuna!For many a good tuna sandwich is the perfect lunch option. Filling, healthy and packed with protein! However the fact of the matter is that it smells, as does all fish for that matter.  And why do they smell? Without going to scientific, the smell comes from the fish’s tissues being exposed to air after they have been caught.We don’t want you to ditch the tuna altogether but if you do go for that lunch option make sure your office draw is stocked with sugar-free gum to combat the inevitable. Or a spare tooth brush would be even better!5. An apple a day keeps the dentist awayWe already know that a build-up of bacteria in the mouth is a common cause for bad breath. And incorporating fruits and vegetables which are rich in fibre is one of the best ways to remove this bacteria from the mouth.Our recommendation would be to eat at least one apple a day. Apples also help to moisten the mouth – which will also help with the inevitable coffee overdose!And there you have it. Our five top tips on how to avoid the dreaded curse of bad breath! Try including these into your daily oral health regime and do let us know how these work for you and your family.Don’t forget to check-out and ‘Like’ our Facebook page for more information and tips on caring for you and your family’s oral health.If you have concerns about bad breath, and would like to discuss any of our dental treatment options with our oral health experts, please use our handy online booking form here.Aesthetika Dental


Even though we’ve been brushing and flossing our teeth for years and years, many of us are surprised to learn that we’re not doing it properly.Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes, especially first thing in the morning and before bedtime.

Floss every day – usually at bedtime.

Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day.

Visit your dentist every six months for an oral exam and professional cleaning.

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