How to Remove Yellow Stains from Teeth

woman with folded armsMuch of the food and drink we consume daily—such as coffee, wine, and soda—contain staining agents that can yellow the enamel and cause some degree of tooth discoloration, prompting many men and women to seek an effective technique to restore a bright, white smile. Although trends in natural, do-it-yourself teeth whitening are gaining popularity, these methods are often less powerful than they are purported to be. Research from the American Dental Association even disproves several of these remedies, including charcoal teeth whitening and coconut oil teeth whitening, reiterating that these solutions have no evidence to support their claims of being a natural teeth bleacher. While the effectiveness of such techniques are limited, there are a number of ways to whiten the teeth that can offer powerful and long-lasting results.

Professional teeth whitening by a cosmetic dentist remains the gold standard for lightening your smile, largely due to the ease of treatment and the immediacy of the results. Both in-office and at-home teeth whitening kits can allow you to brighten your teeth at your own convenience, with the amount of bleaching solution tailored to your goals and teeth sensitivity levels. With that said, patients who have deep discoloration in a tooth and wish to simultaneously improve an aesthetic dental flaw, such as a chip, crack, or gap, may benefit more from porcelain veneers. These state-of-the-art porcelain shells are placed over the fronts of teeth to mimic the look of a full, healthy tooth structure. What’s more, the high-quality porcelain material is stain-resistant and can closely resemble natural enamel, making veneers a potential solution to conceal severe yellowing of a tooth. Depending on your smile goals, both treatments can even be incorporated into a comprehensive smile makeover, which is designed to address multiple cosmetic concerns at once and ultimately achieve your dream smile. Dr. Nicholas Rallis, our experienced cosmetic dentist, offers all three of these treatments at our Bayside practice, helping ensure patients have a range of dentistry options for their unique needs. After listening to your concerns, he can recommend the most ideal procedure to achieve a gleaming smile within the context of your cosmetic goals.

Questions? If you would like to learn more about how to remove yellow stains from teeth, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation, please contact Center for Smiles for more information.

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