Yellow teeth can be depressing in an appearance-obsessed society fuelled by the photo-shopped images of sparkling white smiles. Luckily, professional teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to make teeth look brighter and less dull.
Teeth whitening in Camden comes in different types and is offered as a cosmetic treatment in many dental practices, including Ace Dental. But what causes yellow teeth and how they can be prevented from happening in the first place?
Causes of yellow, stained and discoloured teeth
Bad oral hygiene is a leading cause of yellow and discoloured teeth. Coffee, tea and red wine are also commonly associated with yellow teeth. Other drinks with high acidity, such as soda, juices or even sports drinks can cause staining and sensitivity on the teeth, gradually leading to the deterioration of tooth enamel. Along the same lines, highly-pigmented foods and snacks such as coloured candies, berries, and tomato sauce among others, can cause staining over time.
However, the most common cause of yellow teeth is natural ageing. Tooth enamel wears down over time and this can lead to yellow or discoloured teeth. Finally, genetics, as well as certain medications, can also cause stains and discolouration on the teeth. The good news is that even if teeth are yellow and discoloured, they can become white and bright again with professional teeth whitening in Camden. Power whitening and home whitening are the most popular teeth whitening options. They are both safe and effective and offer long-lasting results.
Power whitening is always performed at the dental practice and takes about an hour and a half or less to get the job done. The dentist will place a protective barrier over the patient’s lips and gums, while the bleaching solution goes to work on the teeth, aided by a special light.
Home whitening, on the other hand, involves the creation of custom-made bleaching trays that the patient has to wear for a short period of time (usually two weeks) along with a bleaching gel. The gel produces little to no sensitivity for easy and comfortable teeth whitening at home.