Very few people have naturally pure white teeth. It’s normal for teeth to become discoloured as a person ages. However, the discolouration can have a huge impact on the appearance of a smile, which can, in turn, have a negative effect on your confidence.
The good news is there are a number of different treatments for yellow teeth, helping you achieve a bright white smile again.
Discoloured teeth or tooth discolouration, is also known as yellowing, this occurs when your teeth change colour over time. Many people find that their teeth do not look as bright or white as they once did, some turn yellow, while others darken or develop noticeable white or dark spots.
As well as being a natural part of ageing, several other factors can cause yellow teeth including:
There are several treatment options for yellow teeth, so deciding how to get rid of yours will largely depend on the specific cause, your age, and the condition of your teeth.
Professional dental cleaning is one of the simplest and quickest ways to treat yellowing or stained teeth. Book an appointment with a dental hygienist to remove any staining and tartar build up.
Tooth whitening is an incredibly popular way of restoring your smile and there are lot’s of different types of teeth whitening available including whitening gel treatments and laser whitening that your dentist can provide for safe and effective whitening. This is ideal for younger patients and in patients who have healthy and otherwise sound teeth.
For more severe discolouration and where teeth are worn, chipped and more heavily filled, composite bonding or porcelain veneers may be your best option. This tends to be more suitable in older patients where wear and tear has had detrimental effect on the teeth over the years.
There are many ways that you can prevent yellow teeth including:
At Windsor Dentistry we offer a range of treatment options for yellowing teeth and our team will work alongside you to determine the best treatment option for your individual needs. Take a look through our case studies or call us to find out how to get rid of your yellow teeth – for a bright and vibrant new smile.