How to get rid of yellow teeth?

Many factors make your teeth yellow, how you can get rid of yellow teeth? There are many teeth whitening options that you can choose to make them brighter and whiter. You can get whitening treatments from your dentist or use at-home whitening solutions. While teeth whitening has specific adverse effects, most traditional whitening procedures are safe to use as long as you follow the product's guidelines.


What causes yellow teeth?


Teeth can become yellow due to:

 healthy or diseased tooth 

  • Certain foods or beverages, including blueberries, red wine, coffee, and tea, can cause yellow teeth.
  • Excessive intake of sugary snacks.
  • Smoking.
  • Adverse effects of some drugs and mouthwashes.
  • Aging, as older persons are more prone to have yellow teeth.
  • Heredity
  • Mouth injury
  • Excessive fluoride usage
  • Insufficient dental care and oral hygiene
  • Chronic dry mouth or saliva deficiency


Types of tooth stain


Before you buy whitening toothpaste or other solutions, you should know about the different types of dental stains. After all, they may not respond the same way to whitening treatments, so it's essential to understand what you're up against.


Extrinsic stains: These stains are often caused by foods and drinks. Because the stain is on the surface of the tooth enamel, they are easier to remove.


Intrinsic stains: Stains that penetrate further down the enamel to the dentin (the soft layer beneath the enamel) may require stronger whitening treatment.


Age-related stains: These are underneath the enamel and are more challenging to remove since they occur due to changes in your teeth and body.


Teeth whitening options

 teeth whitening 

  1. Professional teeth whitening: Using various options, your dentist can whiten your teeth in the clinic or at home. In general, your dentist will bleach your teeth using carbamide peroxide. This degrades to hydrogen peroxide and urea in a chemical process and targets the tooth's color. It is regarded as a risk-free method of tooth whitening. Furthermore, dentists can also help you to whiten your teeth at home. Your dentist will create a custom-fit tray for your mouth. To whiten your teeth, you will add gel to it and wear the tray for 30 minutes to 1 hour every day for a few weeks.
  2. Whitening toothpaste: whitening toothpaste use abrasives and the chemical blue covarine to target the surface of your teeth. However, those containing blue covarine may be effective after only one brush since the chemical causes your teeth to seem whiter. Whitening toothpaste may take time to work.
  3. Whitening strips: Whitening strips contain less hydrogen peroxide than professional products. You stick them to your teeth once or twice a day for the duration specified by the manufacturer. Several whitening strip options are available, each with a different concentration of bleaching ingredients.
  4. Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal teeth-whitening treatments are not scientifically proven. Therefore, it is essential to consult with your dentist before using them. If you use these treatments without contacting a dentist, you risk damaging your teeth.


How to maintain teeth-whitening?


The duration of your teeth whitening results might be affected by your eating, drinking, and dental hygiene habits. After completing any whitening procedure, your teeth are still vulnerable to discoloration. Discoloration can occur from liquids such as tea and coffee and certain meals. Therefore, rinsing your mouth or brushing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking can prevent discoloring.




Whitening your teeth is deemed safe as long as you use dentist-approved procedures. Moreover, use the procedure that best suits your needs and always adhere to the product's instructions. Furthermore, if you encounter any adverse effects, contact your dentist.


Contact your Lafayette dentist, Dr. Massood Darvishzadeh, DDS at Lafayette Dental Group to know how you can get rid of yellow teeth.


*This media/content or any other on this website does not prescribe, recommend, or prevent any treatment or procedure. Therefore, we highly recommend that you get the advice of a qualified dentist or other medical practitioners regarding your specific dental condition.

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