Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Even before the days of social media and posting selfie after selfie, we’ve always loved and wanted a dazzling smile. Having a gorgeous white smile isn’t just about beauty; it’s about your overall health, too. Part of a healthy smile is protecting your teeth from things that can stain and harm them, but at some point, most of us have to deal with dull or yellow teeth. 

Whitening your smile can give you the boost of confidence you’ve been seeking. Expressions in Dentistry in Folsom, California, is led by Thomas Ludlow, DDS, Lilliana Stojic, DDS, and Elias Khoury, DDS, all experienced professionals who can help you take your smile from dull to bright. Each of our providers knows that proper dental care is always the solution to save your smile. 

Why do my teeth look like this?

Don’t worry. Many things can stain your teeth. A diet rich in tomato products, coffee, tea, or wine makes otherwise-healthy teeth vulnerable to changing color. There are even some fruits and vegetables that can stain your teeth. The use of tobacco products has also been known to stain teeth and is a top offender in terms of oral health. 

Improperly brushing and flossing causes plaque to build up on and between teeth. To be clear, your bi-annual dental cleanings are important for that reason: The plaque that even thorough and consistent brushing and flossing leave behind will calcify and harden into plaque.  

If your mouth is hurting, your breath is extremely bad, or you’re having any unusual symptoms, be sure to contact your dental provider immediately. It may not be a mere case of yellow teeth; you may have an underlying issue. If your teeth are discolored, and you’ve been having painful or bothersome symptoms, we also offer emergency dentistry.

Aging can play a role in the color of your teeth. As we age, our tooth enamel wears, the dentin that exists in our teeth becomes more prominent, showing its natural yellow color. Certain medicines and treatments can also stain your teeth, as can some types of trauma and illness.

What can I do about my yellow teeth? 

The first thing you should do is call your provider at Expressions in Dentistry. Our team of warm professionals is here to make you feel comfortable and work with you to reach your oral health goals. If your concern is the color of your teeth, we first start with a dental check-up. Before we recommend a treatment for you, we have to understand what’s affecting you. 

If we notice that you are in the early stages of gingivitis, for example, we will need to treat you before we can be concerned about brightening your smile. Treating your smile from the inside out is our best chance to give you the smile of your dreams. We will also check you carefully for signs of any other oral diseases before we start your treatment. 

Dental cleaning

After your examination, we may determine that you need a teeth cleaning. If you do, we will tell you whether you need a regular cleaning or a deep cleaning to effectively remove the buildup and restore your smile. If you still need a boost after a cleaning, we’ll know that teeth whitening could be the best solution for you.

Kӧr Whitening System

When choosing a teeth whitening system for patients, our providers prefer the Kӧr Teeth Whitening System. Regular dental whitening trays are like open reservoirs that cover your teeth, submerging them in whitening solution. The solution is easily mixed with your saliva. When they interact, your whitening solution weakens and is less effective. 

The Kӧr System doesn’t allow your solution to leak, nor does it allow saliva to get in. Using a special type of whitening tray, this system seals teeth within a whitening barrier, giving your teeth the best chance of a strong, effective treatment. The Kӧr System has been widely claimed to be the world’s best teeth-whitening system, and we have seen the results. 

I’m ready for a brighter smile

You don’t have to live with a smile that doesn’t thrill you. We’re ready to help you get the smile of your dreams and help you feel more confident every day. Call our Folsom office today at 916-252-9186, or book an appointment with us online.

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