How to Remove Yellow Stains from Teeth
One of the most common concerns relating to smile aesthetics is the yellow discoloration that often affects the teeth over time. Some level of tooth yellowing is likely for most individuals at some point, even those who take great care of their teeth. While tooth discoloration can eventually develop from tobacco use, regular consumption of foods and beverages containing ingredients that can stain the teeth (like berries, tea, coffee, and wine), or poor oral care, it can also occur due to the natural aging process. Many over-the-counter remedies for teeth yellowing typically do not contain the advanced bleaching agents necessary to provide significant whitening results, and the use of so-called “natural teeth whitening” options such as coconut oil or charcoal have been debunked by the American Dental Association for having no scientific evidence to prove that those solutions actually work. So, what should people do?
Fortunately, there are proven solutions for how one can reduce the appearance of yellow stains on their teeth, and Smile for Life Dental offers two of the most effective treatments available: teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
Professional Teeth Whitening
An in-office teeth whitening procedure involves the use of a powerful bleaching gel that can penetrate through deeper layers of tooth enamel. This treatment, overseen by our experienced cosmetic dentist, can ultimately make the teeth several shades lighter. Plus, the results are almost instantaneous.
In cases of particularly severe tooth discoloration, porcelain veneers may be an ideal solution. A porcelain veneer is a thin, custom-designed restoration that is securely affixed to the front and sides of a tooth that has been aesthetically compromised by deep, dark stains. The veneer is precisely crafted to look like your natural tooth, covering the discoloration and giving the tooth a whiter, healthier, more refreshed look.
Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers can be excellent, standalone solutions for tooth discoloration, or they can be part of a comprehensive Smile Makeover to address numerous aesthetic concerns you may be having with the condition of your teeth and gums. If you are considering ways to minimize signs of yellowing on your teeth and enhance the appearance of your smile, please reach out to our practice and we can talk with you about the best option for your needs and goals!