Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Just because your teeth are yellow doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. At Silicon Valley Dental Associates, our top-rated dental professionals are experts in brightening tarnished smiles. We have several options — all simple and all effective.

Even if you employ optimum dental hygiene, you still may find your teeth dingy or yellow and need professional intervention.

Understanding the causes of tooth discoloration

Your teeth can fade, become dull, or appear yellow, brown, or stained for several reasons. The most common involves dietary choices in the foods you eat and beverages you drink. Regularly drinking tea, red wine, and coffee can stain your teeth

These beverages contain substances called tannins that give them their characteristic color. These tannins are also responsible for staining your clothes if you spill it on them, as well as your teeth. The acidic nature of these beverages also increases staining. 

This doesn’t mean that you must give up your favorite beverages. A regular teeth whitening regimen can help keep your teeth bright and sparkling. 

Other causes of discolored teeth include:

It’s also common for teeth to turn yellow as you age. That’s because tooth enamel — the top, white layer of your teeth — thins over time, exposing dentin, the yellow layer underneath the enamel. 

Getting results with teeth whitening

There’s an overwhelming array of teeth whitening solutions — from whitening toothpaste and whitening strips to commercial whitening trays. Most teeth whitening products involve applying a bleaching solution to the outermost layer of your teeth. 

DIY products sold commercially lack the effectiveness and safety of professional teeth whitening solutions offered here at Silicon Valley Dental Associates. The results of DIY products often fall far short of expectations. 

For the best results from professional teeth whitening, it’s vital to address any underlying dental issues like cavities or gum disease before starting professional teeth whitening treatment. 

For the safest and most reliable results, our team recommends professional teeth whitening with one of our Opalescence.  We offer three options of this state-of-the-art whitening product.

Whitening your teeth with Opalescence™

If you’re ready for a dazzling smile, teeth whitening with Opalescence may be the solution for you. The team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates can help restore your beautiful smile. To get started, call our convenient Sunnyvale location to schedule an appointment today.

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