So you do everything right: brush your teeth diligently, use the right products, and you’re still seeing your smile get yellow.
What’s going on?
Well, a couple of different things. Keep reading to understand what actually causes tooth staining and discoloration and what you can do to whiten your smile.
Your teeth can become yellow or any other shade because of:
There are several ways you can improve the color of your smile:
A professional dental cleaning can remove the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and make them appear whiter. These cleanings also help reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease, which is why dentists recommend getting them once every six months.
If dental cleanings don't work, professional teeth whitening might. You can get either in-office treatments or professional kits to use at home.
Unlike OTC solutions, professional treatments use stronger and more effective whitening agents that can safely remove stubborn stains and lift a few shades from your teeth.
Severe staining and discoloration might be too much for professional whitening solutions. But you can still get that picture-perfect smile with veneers, which are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that get attached to the front of your teeth.
Veneers can also fix other cosmetic imperfections, such as gaps between teeth, tooth shape and size, and more.
Dental crowns are usually used as part of restorative dentistry, so they’re not recommended for perfectly healthy teeth.
But if you have a tooth that’s both discolored and stained, a custom dental crown will help you kill two birds with one stone.
If your teeth are yellow and you want to learn your options, come meet our Baton Rouge dentist Dr. Kasan Stevens for a short consultation to get a personalized treatment plan.
Request a visit to Stevens Dental online and stop by to learn how to get a whiter smile.
Have more questions? Call us at (225) 291-2111 for a short chat.