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How to whiten yellow teeth

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Bright and white teeth have a huge impact on people’s smile and appearance. However, while aging and due to several reasons, teeth start to change in colour and in most cases become yellowish. Let’s dig deeper and see why the teeth change in colour. 

Shining white teeth significantly improves people's smile and appearance

Why do teeth change in colour?

There are a few reasons for changing teeth colour. The main reasons are aging, lifestyle and diet that we will shortly go through in detail one by one

1- Aging is the main reason of teeth become yellow

It is pretty natural that over years, the enamel that covers the surface of teeth becomes thinner. The enamel is white in colour and that’s why when the enamel is in good condition the teeth are white in colour. Underneath, a substance called dentin which is pale brown in colour shows, when the enamel gets thinner. That’s the reason for yellow teeth caused by aging.

2- Lifestyle and diet is another primary reason for yellow teeth

Drinks with high staining ability such as coffee, tea, red wine, etc as well as tobacco usage and smoking cigarettes are other primary reasons for yellow teeth. Drinking too much coffee or tea and also smoking cigarettes leave stains on the teeth and make it yellowish over time.

How to get rid of the yellow colour on teeth?

There are many solutions for teeth whitening, when it changes in colour and looks yellow from outside. Some home remedies might be working in mild cases, while for severe cases, dental treatment must be considered. Here is some useful information on how to whiten your teeth.

  • Tooth Veneer is the most recommended treatment
Tooth veneer is the best way to permanently get rid of yellow teeth

If your teeth are looking yellow, the best way to have a hollywood smile and whiten your teeth permanently is getting tooth veneer. Veneer refers to a thin layer of porcelain material that is fabricated specially for a patient and placed on a tooth or a series of teeth. For further information you may read What is tooth veneer and its pros and cons

  • Bleaching and whitening agent

You can either buy a whitening tray from your dental office, or ask the dentist to use bleaching agent for whitening your teeth. You may use the whitening tray in the comfort of your home, though it takes time for the result to become visible. The other option is to book an appointment with your dentist, so a bleaching agent will be applied. The advantage with this method is that the result will be visible instantly, as the dentist directs a laser at the teeth to expedite the process.

  • Natural remedies for whitening yellow teeth

It is recommended to consult with your dentist to get the best result, when it comes to any oral health issue, including yellow teeth. However you are free to try some home remedies, before booking an appointment with your dentist, to see if they work for you. Pulling Coconut oil on your teeth is a good way to not only kill oral bacteria, but remove germs and stains from the surface of your teeth. As another natural solution, you can brush your teeth with baking soda. Baking soda is naturally rich in tooth whitening material. That’s why any commercial toothpaste contains baking soda to take advantage of the teeth whitening material.


Shining white teeth has always been an important cosmetic factor. If you are concerned about your smile and your appearance due to the change in colour of your teeth, Dorsa Family Dentistry is more than happy to help. Feel free to contact us and book an appointment with us. Our dentist will evaluate your case and provide a solution for you that suits your condition best. 


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