One of the first things anyone can remember about you is a smile. So it's essential to create a good impression! We all want the gleaming Hollywood smile. Here's how to get rid of yellow teeth, according to experts.
What Causes Yellow Teeth?
Instant Dentist & Straight Teeth Direct co-founder Lucie Marchelot Shukla told Express that teeth could turn yellow for several reasons.
According to Shukla, enamel looks whiter when one has healthy teeth. However, the dentine underneath becomes more visible after enamel loss, making the teeth appear yellower.
Shukla said a healthy set of teeth turns yellow as part of the natural aging phase.
"Enamel gets eroded every day through acidic food and drinks mainly," she said.
"Another common reason for teeth to turn yellow or dark is surface staining caused by habits of smoking and consuming staining items such as coffee, tea, and red wine," she added.
How to Cut Yellow Teeth
Prevention is easier than cure. Hence, experts recommend avoiding smoking, staying away from acidic ingredients, and sip stained liquids with a straw.
You'll need to take three essential measures to whiten your yellow teeth.
Invest in an Electric Toothbrush, Water Flosser
Lucie recommends buying a decent electric toothbrush and a flosser.
According to her, a right electric toothbrush will effectively clean away any surface staining with a whitening toothpaste that is gentle on the enamel, such as special care enamel toothpaste.
Lucie added a water flosser to ensure that your natural teeth are as stain-free as possible while brushing out marks between the teeth.
Whitening Solution is the Key!
Next, a whitening solution should be used to brighten up the smile.
There are several different products that you can purchase, although most of them probably don't work in the United Kingdom because of cosmetic regulations.
Forget the whitening pens, strips, and beams, Lucie said. According to Shukla, these items are obviously not strong enough to impact the teeth.
Lucie said the most successful solution for whitening teeth is personalized whitening trays for equipped teeth.
She explained custom-fitted teeth whitening trays would cause the substance to disperse uniformly across the teeth and to have an impact and whiten throughout the tooth over a reasonable time.
These will usually be worn overnight in conjunction with desensitizing gel for a span of seven to 14 days.
After screening the teeth and gums, this whitening solution can be administered by a dentist. It should not be used in gum disease or tooth decay, because it is necessary to do it after a dentist's examination.
Some experts also use hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth. According to Lucie, this item penetrates deep into the tooth and brightens the tooth from the inside out.
Alternatives to Whitening Solution
Among the most common at-home methods are charcoal, baking soda, and coconut oil.
Baking soda is used in toothpaste sold in the market because it could assist with surface staining, but the teeth' color would not shift.
Coconut oil is still frequently used as an alternative. Although Lucie said there is no empirical proof to demonstrate that it whitens teeth.
Meanwhile, Lucie said charcoal powder is an abrasive that eliminates stains on the skin.
It is just a somewhat coarser abrasive, but it is rougher on the stains than normal toothpaste whitening.
"This will only extract stains, and the inherent color of the teeth may not alter at the risk of destroying the enamel."
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