Yellow Teeth: Causes, Home Remedies, and Treatment Options in Toledo OH
Get rid of stained and yellow teeth with our teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Nadeem Khan at Great Smiles Family Dentistry can help you achieve a brighter smile. For more information, call us today, serving Toledo, OH and surrounding areas!
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Can you make yellow teeth white again?
Yes. Regardless of your age and the degree to which your teeth have yellowed, there are options in terms of making your teeth white again. At Great Smiles Family Dentistry, Dr. Nadeem Khan DDS can provide teeth whitening services that are right for you.
It’s important to understand that not all teeth whitening remedies, whether at home or provided in a dental office, are made equal. Some may simply target surface stains or yellowness, whereas other, more intensive procedures and remedies go deeper to actually change the discoloration of the teeth. If you’re interested in teeth whitening and want to know how we can help, don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information.
These days, there are countless home remedies out there claiming to be the best or most effective method to whiten your teeth. It’s important to approach home remedies with caution, as they are not done under the supervision of a dentist, and in some cases may cause more harm than good. Also, not all remedies will work for everyone; older adults or those with sensitive or receding gums, for example, may not be able to use certain home remedies. It’s always a good idea to speak with your dentist about home remedies for whitening teeth, and at Great Smiles Family Dentistry, Dr. Nadeem Khan DDS is more than happy to provide you with help and advice.
One of the most common ways to improve and prevent yellow teeth is to brush with whitening toothpaste, particularly one that contains baking soda and/or hydrogen peroxide, both components that have been shown to help whiten teeth. Another method that has gained popularity in recent years is known as ‘oil pulling’, in which your swish coconut oil around your mouth for about 10-15 minutes regularly. While more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of this, it is thought to remove the buildup of plaque, which is a major contributor to yellowing teeth.
There are also commercial products you can buy that help whiten teeth, such as whitening strips or teeth whitening pens. Again, these may not be right for everyone and in some cases may weaken your enamel or cause tooth sensitivity. It’s always a good idea to check with your dentist first to ensure the safety of these products.
Yellowing teeth is a common, normal part of aging, and it is most typically caused by the wearing down of your enamel, as you are exposed to acids and factors that wear down this protective layer on your teeth. Once enamel is worn down, it can cause yellowing of the teeth. Drinking things like coffee or red wine can also stain your teeth, as well as regular exposure to nicotine via smoking.
Also, a buildup of plaque can cause teeth yellow, which is why it’s very important to see your dentist regularly for cleanings and general dental care. Good oral hygiene is crucial in keeping your teeth white, and that includes regular brushing, flossing, as well as rinsing with a cleansing agent such as mouthwash.
At Great Smiles Family Dentistry, we can provide safe, effective teeth whitening that is tailored to your needs and specific situation. Our dental clinic offers Teeth Whitening on-site, as well as a large variety of other dental services that can help your smile stay bright and healthy throughout the year. Call us today for more information. We serve patients from Toledo OH, Oregon OH, Ottawa Hills OH, Perrysburg OH, Woodhurst OH, Sylvania OH, and Shoreland OH.