Sunday, May 9, 2010

Yellow Teeth – Causes and Treatment-Homemade & Advanced

Having yellow teeth can not only be embarrassing at times but also harm your self-esteem.There are several reasons for teeth turning yellow. The first step in choosing a tooth whitening treatment is to evaluate the causes of tooth discoloration to determine the effectiveness of a whitening product, and which ones will provide the best results.

Causes of Yellow Teeth:

  • One of the main reasons for tooth discoloration and yellowing is poor oral hygiene
  • Some individual’s teeth are naturally yellow in color. This is no defect as not all of us are lucky enough to have naturally white teeth. Here is the detailed reason for this natural yellow color. The outer most covering of the teeth (enamel) is white.
  • Eating and drinking foods like berries, tea, coffee and soda leading to tooth discoloration. These foods have colorants that seep into the teeth.
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco also leads to tooth discoloration.
  • With aging comes teeth discoloration. This is a fact and it occurs mostly because of two reasons. One, no matter how careful a person is, with age staining agents seep into the teeth. Second reason is that the enamel starts wearing off as a person ages and this makes the dentin, which is naturally yellow, visible.

Treatment of Yellow Teeth:

  • Brush and use dental floss twice a day
  • Make sure you brush your teeth after drinking tea, coffee or soda
  • Use whitening toothpaste
  • Chew sugarless whitening chewing gum
  • Use whitening bleach
Advanced Methods:

  • Approach your dentist to use one of the professional tooth whitening methods that all dentists use
  • Use dental veneers

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