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What You Can Do about Yellow Teeth

What You Can Do about Yellow TeethYellow teeth can be more than just embarrassing, they can also age you considerably. Yellow teeth can occur for several reasons. Some people have naturally yellow teeth or their teeth become yellow as a result of the aging process. Others have yellow teeth due to poor or insufficient oral hygiene. Most cases of yellow teeth are due to stains caused by the foods and drinks that we consume.

Simple ways of dealing with teeth whitening include addressing the underlying causes. This means being proactive about what you are eating and drinking, as well as improving your dental hygiene routine. If you see little or no improvement in the color of your teeth, you might want to consider professional teeth whitening. Whitening treatments use peroxide to bleach the stains from teeth. The peroxide is applied to the surface, and as it enters the pores of the enamel, it breaks down into oxygen and water. The water washes off harmlessly, and the oxygen bubbles the stains away.

After a professional in-office whitening treatment, your teeth can be up to eight shades lighter. Take-home whitening kits are also available and whiten your teeth more gradually. Both types of whitening are extremely effective and can give you a brighter smile.

Keeping your teeth whitening requires a combination of good dental hygiene and reduced consumption of staining foods and drinks. Some people will also need periodic touch-ups after their initial whitening treatment. Call our office today to learn more about your teeth bleaching solutions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mondavi.

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