Your smile is often your most noticeable feature. Because it is one of the things that other people immediately notice about you, you are often quickly judged on the appearance of it. Which is why yellow teeth are so unfortunate.
Imagine how your life might change if you had a bright, white smile to show the world instead of a dingy, yellow one!
At Cardiff Dental, we can help you achieve a whiter and more attractive smile!
Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?
You’ll find extrinsic stains on the surface of the enamel, the hard, outermost layer of your teeth. Enamel is harder than bone, but it can still be easily stained.
Enamel can be stained by smoking, drinking coffees and teas, and chewing tobacco.
Dark-colored foods and beverages, including red wine, colas, dark sauces and various fruits, such as grapes, blueberries and pomegranates, also have potential to stain teeth. These items are high in chromogens, pigment-producing substances with a penchant for sticking to tooth enamel.
Acidic foods and beverages can worsen matters by eroding tooth enamel and making it easier for chromogens to attack teeth.
Intrinsic stains occur within the tooth.
Many medications can cause intrinsic stains. Even relatively common drugs, such as antihistamines, Albuterol and blood pressure medications, can sometimes yellow teeth.
Excessive fluoride. Fluorosis, the yellowing of teeth from too much fluoride, is a problem mostly in areas where the drinking water contains high levels of naturally occurring fluoride.
Surprisingly, dental materials can cause discoloration, particularly amalgam restorations (silver fillings).
Genetics can have an effect on the color of teeth. Some people are naturally more likely to have yellow coloring to their teeth due to naturally thin enamel, which lets the color of your naturally yellowish dentin shine through.
Your enamel also thins as you age, making your teeth appear more yellow. This can also cause sensitive teeth.
Poor health can play a factor in teeth color. Yellowing can result from high fevers at a young age. Severe neonatal jaundice, Sickle Cell Disease, and trauma can cause yellowing and other abnormalities in teeth, as well.
What Can be Done to Avoid or Treat Yellow Teeth?
Proper Dental Hygiene: Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental checkups are key.
Avoid Certain Foods/Drinks When Possible: We’re not asking you to give up your morning coffee, just to reduce you intake of staining foods.
Drink Water: After you’ve consumed a tooth-staining food or drink try to immediately follow it with a glass of water. Swirling water around your mouth can drastically help clear away the acids or staining.
Treating Yellow Teeth at Cardiff Dental
The most commonly used teeth whitening procedures are professional home whitening systems and LED (in-chair) teeth whitening. At Cardiff Dental, our experienced cosmetic dentist will help you choose the method that will help you to achieve the perfect shade of white you want.
Professional Home Whitening System
The whitening kit is simple to use and cost-effective. We will take impressions of your teeth and create moulds for your custom tray. The tray will be used to hold the bleaching gel in your mouth. Your Cardiff dentist will provide you with instructions on how to wear and use them properly.
You will need to wear the custom tray with whitening gel for only two hours per day. You can see the results in as little as one or two weeks.
LED Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening done at the office is carried out by our dental professional using an LED lamp. The process takes 1 to 2 hours, depending on the degree of whiteness you wish to attain.
The LED teeth method is by far the safest and most effective way of whitening teeth. At Cardiff Dental, we only use a first-class LED lamp and the best teeth whitening gel, which are safe and effective. We use gum protection to minimise sensitivity during and after the procedure. You will be amazed at the results!
To learn more about how we can transform your not-so-bright smile to a celebrity smile, schedule an appointment with us today. Contact us on (02) 4954 6888 today!
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- FREE Teeth Whitening Consultation
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- Bleaching $250
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