- by Dr Shradha Das Dental Bay
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- Dec 02 2017
DO YOU HAVE YELLOW TEETH?
Discoloration of teeth is common issue amongst adults and can occur due to changes on the surface or inside the tooth.
Staining of the enamel- the outer layer of the teeth occurs consumption of coffee, colas, food stains and smoking. These are the extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors cause darkening of the inner structure of the tooth. This could be due to some kind of permanent tooth related damage, excessive fluoride exposure or other dental complications.
Discoloration is a gradual, age-related process that occurs due to thinning of enamel as well as lifestyle choices, intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
How to prevent discoloration of teeth?
A regular dental routine can help get rid of food and drink stains immediately and prevents accumulation. Brushing, flossing and using a mouth wash at least twice a day prevents yellowing of teeth. Regular visits to the dentist and getting your teeth cleaned will help remove surface stains.
Internal stains are caused due to nerve damage which can be treated by root canals to prevent decaying and avoid fluoride exposure among kids as the enamel has not developed yet. Avoid smoking as it causes early yellowing of teeth as well as blackening of lips.
Teeth whitening and cleaning is a dental procedure that can help you brighten dull teeth when attended to by a dentist.
- Brushing with a baking soda paste
- Adding a few drops of coconut oil to your paste or cleaning the teeth with a cloth containing coconut oil
- Brush with activated charcoal
- Cleaning with apple cedar vinegar
- Healthy diet- berries and raw, water rich vegetables
- Rubbing your teeth with lemon or orange peels
It is a dental treatment which cleans the teeth and gets rid of hidden tartar and plaque build-up giving you neater and cleaner teeth. This cleaning gives you whiter teeth as it gets rid of extrinsic stains caused by everyday foods and beverages. It is best to consult a dentist if the discoloration is a big problem for you. The simplest method that dentists usually recommend is tooth whitening and for removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. This bleaching method is the most effective treatment for removing stains and polishing the teeth getting rid of the yellow colour, giving you white and shiny finish.
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