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12 Jul
yellow teeth

Are my yellow teeth unhealthy?

Yellow teeth:

No, they might not look good but they are not unhealthy! While it’s true that plaque buildup can amplify yellow tones in the teeth, having yellow teeth does not necessarily mean your teeth aren’t strong enough! If you are conscious about your smile and your pictures, you might despise your yellow teeth but they are not signs of sickness!
Tooth discoloration is often caused by tea, coffee, or wine intake and it doesn’t necessarily mean an unhealthy smile.
As long as you follow a solid at-home cleaning regimen, and have routine dental cleanings and plaque removal, you don’t need to worry about yellow teeth impacting your overall health. 

Teeth whitening and cleaning are good!

It is a myth that teeth whitening makes your teeth weak! It does not!
Whether you drink tea or coffee or other things that put a stain on your teeth… all can be removed by teeth whitening!
Some people suggest using a straw… but even through a straw or a regular cup, the liquid swishes around the inside of your mouth before swallowing causing stains! So go ahead, sip, and enjoy your favorite beverages—just plan on getting regular dental cleanings to keep them white and bright!

Brush after eating or drinking anything!

To lower your risk of having stained teeth, brush soon after eating or drinking beverages that can stain teeth like tea and coffee, and use a toothpaste that removed surface staining. And, of course, have your teeth cleaned professionally twice a year at least from a dentist near you!

Teeth can become yellow from:

  • certain foods or drinks, such as blueberries, red wine, coffee, or tea
  • a diet high in sugar and simple carbohydrates
  • smoking or chewing tobacco
  • side effects of certain medications and mouthwashes
  • age, as older adults are more likely to have yellow teeth
  • mouth trauma
  • excessive fluoride consumption
  • poor dental care and oral hygiene
    chronic dry mouth or lack of saliva Teeth whitening can brighten yellowed teeth

Yes!!!! Professional teeth whitening can break up yellow stains and discolorations on your teeth, leaving you with a brighter smile. While over-the-counter whitening products are easily available and might seem more convenient, they’re not as safe or effective as professional whitening services. In the hands of a professional, you can enjoy a whiter smile that you’re proud to show off without damaging your teeth.
For the whitest, brightest smile contact a Partha Clinic near you today!