Top 10 Things You Should Know About Yellow Teeth

No one likes it when their teeth are yellow but many feel there isn’t much they can do about it. A lack of knowledge about treatments is one of the many things affecting people seeking help with their yellow teeth. The truth is people don’t know as much as they should about yellow teeth. Learning what causes it and what you could do to prevent it could set you on a solid path to gain a smile you are proud of! Here are the top 10 things you should know about yellow teeth.
  1. 1. All teeth have a slightly natural yellow tint.

    We are used to the Hollywood smiles with a blast of pearly whites. White teeth are more aesthically pleasing than yellow teeth. However, all teeth have a natural slightly yellow tinge to them that gets darker with age.
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  1. 2. Yellow teeth aren’t necesssarily unhealthy.

    Yellow teeth have long been associated with a lack of dental care and translate to others and decaying or unhealthy. However, that isn’t always the case. Yellowing or staining isn’t caused by bacteria like cavities are. Yellowing can be caused by foods, smoking, medications, tooth trauma, aging, and even genetics.
  2. 3. Genetics plays a role in yellow teeth.

    Like everything in a human, genetics plays a part in creating yellow teeth. Genetics is involved in the amount of dentin you have, your tooth enamel strength, and numerous other things that affect oral health. Understanding what runs in your family can help you mitigate yellow teeth.
  1. 4. The number one factor contributing to yellow teeth is smoking.

    Smoking and smokeless tobacco use causes a number of heath issues including yellow teeth, tooth decay, and oral cancer. Quitting the habit will help you both in your medical and dental health.
Factor Contributing To Yellow Teeth
  1. 5. Even healthy foods can cause yellow teeth.

    Dentists say a lot about cutting back on sugary drinks, candy and sticky foods to improve oral health and reduce teeth staining. Yet, yellow teeth can be causes by healthy colorful foods like blueberries and tomatoes. Hightly pigmented foods that are typically darker like red grapes, red wine, and a variety of berries are the staining culprites. You don’t have to give up these foods but be sure to rinse your mouth after eating or drinking.
  2. 6. The more water you drink, the less staining you will have.

    Dentists recommend drinking water after meals to wash away food debris that can cause yellow teeth and other stains.
drinking water after meals
  1. 7. Many home remedies are safe for teeth whitening.

    You will need to do some research to ensure safety and effectivenss but standard home remedies are brushing your teeth with baking soda occasionally, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon, orange or banana peels. and eating fruits and vegetable with a higher water content like water melon. It’s important to understand the amounts to use when you do a home remedy and realize that you can’t use these methods as often as you want because acids in some of them will destroy enamel.
  2. 8. Home whitening kits can be effective.

    Many home teeth whitening kits exist in a variety of price ranges. Getting your teeth to a lighter shade with these kits is doable. However, you will likely never get them to bright white unless you get professional dental treatment.
  3. 9. Professional dental treatments get fast results.

    The quickest way to get white teeth is with a professional dental office whitening treatment. The gel dentists use is stronger than at-home treatments, and they can make your teeth look noticeably brighter in about an hour. Plus, these treatments can last up to three or four years.
Professional dental treatments
  1. 10. Your home oral health routine plays a huge role in yellow teeth.

    Those concerned about their teeth shade should maintain a consistent home oral health care routine that includes brushing twice and flossing once daily. It should include a good antibacterial rinse. Great toothpastes exist that have whitening chemicals in them. Seek out quality ADA-approved products to keep your smile brighter.
  2. Concerned About Yellow Teeth?
  3. Those who are concerned about the looks of their teeth should make an appointment. We can do an exam and tell you what’s happening inside your mouth. Our dentists can make recommendations that improve your teeth and gum health as well as making your smile whiter. Call or schedule an appointment today!
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