What can I do to brighten, and whiten my yellow teeth?
We see a lot of patients seeking a brighter, whiter smile and for a good reason. Healthy, white smiles have been shown to improve a patient’s self-confidence and can often help them achieve their professional or social goals. Teeth whitening treatments are a highly sought after cosmetic procedure, offering an instant and economical smile makeover.
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Yellow Teeth: Underneath the white enamel of the tooth is a layer known as dentin. Dentin is naturally yellow. Over time, enamel begins to erode and wear away. As the enamel wears away, the dentin is left exposed, creating a yellowing tint to the teeth. Yellow teeth are not aesthetically pleasing and can cause patients to feel that their smiles look dirty or aged.
Brown or Dark Spots: Brown or dark spots are usually caused by trauma or an injury to the tooth, in other cases, the spots develop as a result of taking certain medications. Be sure to let your dentist know if you are taking any medications so that they can best treat your tooth discoloration. These dark brown or black spots may be resistant to certain forms of tooth whitening but can commonly be treated with dental veneers or tooth bonding.
White Spots: Bright white spots on your teeth can be distracting from the overall aesthetic of your smile. Ultra white spots are typically a result of over-exposure to fluoride during the development of your teeth over time.
What Causes White Spots On Teeth
White spots frequently occur after a patient has worn traditional metal braces. These spots are signs of places that food or debris were trapped and caused enamel erosion. It is also possible to develop white spots on your teeth from poor oral hygiene, plaque buildup, illness or trauma. Fluorosis, hypoplasia, hypocalcification, and the use of Tetracycline can all cause white spots.
White spots are a cosmetic concern but may also indicate tooth decay. Visit our dentist office if you have many white spots on your teeth. Early diagnosis can offer better results with conservative dental care.
Yellow Teeth Treatment Options
Congressional Dental Care offers a range of teeth whitening treatment options. Several factors cause tooth stains or tooth discoloration. Depending on the cause of your tooth discoloration, treatment may vary.
Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh will provide patients with information about the teeth whitening treatment options that will provide optimal results. The teeth whitening treatments we offer are highly effective, cost-efficient, and safe. This affordable cosmetic treatment that can make a positive impact on a patient’s smile.
We use the Zoom! teeth whitening procedure and also offer take-home whitening kits. For patients with stains on their teeth that do not respond to professional whitening treatments, we recommend tooth bonding, dental veneers or dental crowns.
Discolored Teeth FAQs
Can you make yellow teeth white again?
Patients can whiten teeth with hydrogen peroxide, or other whitening agents. Rinsing with a whitening product once or twice a day will lift yellow staining on teeth, letting teeth return to a shade of white.
Is it bad to get teeth whitened?
Teeth whitening has been shown to be safe, however it may cause some sensitivity after treatment. Teeth may feel more sensitive to hot and cold and pressure directly after teeth whitening, but no damage is done to the surface of teeth.
Why are yellow teeth considered unattractive?
Many people perceive yellow teeth to be unattractive. This is likely due to the idea that yellow teeth are dirty or old. People with yellow teeth are commonly embarrassed or feel insecure about their smile. Teeth whitening treatment may help patients with yellow teeth gain confidence in their smile.
Whiten Your Smile: Schedule A Dental Exam Today
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance or color of your teeth, contact our Rockville, MD dentist office or request an appointment online today. We offer noninvasive cosmetic treatments to restore your bright white smile. Your Rockville, MD dentist will help you determine which treatment option will provide you with optimal results.