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What You Can Do about Yellow Teeth

What You Can Do about Yellow Teeth

An unsightly smile can ruin your self-confidence, and yellow teeth are among the most common dental flaws. This issue can result from a variety of factors, including genetic tendency, aging, diet and lifestyle. A number of treatments may be recommended based on the cause behind your teeth yellowing. Here is a look at the most popular at-home and office-based options for brightening your smile.

Home Care for Yellow Teeth

Home treatments to address yellow teeth can be divided into preventive and restorative types. For prevention, you should brush your teeth at least twice and floss at least once each day. Avoiding coffee, chocolate and tea can also help minimize yellowing. Restoring the shine of your yellowed teeth at home may be possible with whitening toothpastes, strips, gums and other products. Some of these products work through abrasion while others use bleaching power to eliminate stains. However, all of them are best used only occasionally.

Office Techniques for Treating Yellow Teeth

If your teeth are yellow because of discoloration on the outside, clinical teeth whitening may be recommended. This can brighten your teeth by up to nine shades in one hour and can often be repeated regularly. If you have stains that are very severe or internal, our teeth whitening dentist in East Los Angeles may recommend veneers or crowns for concealment.

You do not have to live with a smile that makes you feel self-conscious. At a consultation with our dentist, you can learn more about all of the options available to make your smile white.

 

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