Why are my teeth yellow? Can I restore the white colour of my teeth? These are only some of the questions that those with yellow teeth ask themselves.
Having stained teeth not only limits your freedom to express yourself, but you also risk being an object of ridicule or yellow teeth jokes. On the flip side, shiny white teeth are positively associated with success in life, love, and business.
Which is why yellow teeth are both a dental and a life problem.
Yellow teeth stains manifest themselves as yellow spots or as a uniform yellow substance that appears throughout the teeth. The stains (either dark yellow or light yellow) may affect either one, a few or all teeth, depending on causes. Teeth stains need to be treated, removed, and most importantly avoided.
At West Ryde Dental Clinic, we have answers and treatments for your yellow teeth!
Causes of Yellow Teeth
First, let’s take a look at the three main types of tooth discolouration.
Extrinsic discolouration results when the things you put into your mouth stain the outer layer of the tooth. Soda, coffee, wine, tea and smoking can and will cause extrinsic discoloration over time. Even apparently innocent foods like potatoes can cause staining!
Intrinsic discolouration takes place within the tooth. The dentin, a structure inside the tooth, becomes darker or becomes more yellow. Dentin discolouration happens when trauma is inflicted on a tooth. Sometimes, intrinsic discolouration can even ironically occur with the exposure to too much fluoride in your childhood.
Age related tooth discolouration has both intrinsic and extrinsic causes. Enamel, the covering on teeth, wears and thins with age. Dentin yellows over time, making the tooth appear more yellow when there is less enamel to cover it. More years also mean more exposures to the food, drink, and habits that cause intrinsic staining.
Treatments for Yellow Teeth
At West Ryde Dental Clinic, we offer our patients two kinds of whitening systems: take-home whitening kits and in-chair bleaching.
Take Home Whitening
Take home whitening involves us taking impressions (moulds) of your teeth so we are able to construct custom made trays for you, at home you apply the whitening gel to the trays every day for a couple of weeks (depending on the severity of your discolouration), and you’ll begin notice your teeth becoming brighter
We will also provide you with a whitening kit and instructions on how to keep your teeth whiter and brighter in the future.
Advantages of Take-Home Whitening Kits
- You can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home
- Less expensive and cheaper than other in-office whitening and cosmetic procedures
- The custom whitening trays fit comfortably over your teeth
- The whitening trays are reusable, so you can whiten your teeth multiple times using the same trays
- The process is pain-free and minimally aggressive
- The whitening results can last for several months
In Chair (Phillips Zoom!) Whitening
ZOOM! Phillips Whitening instantly lightens and brightens the colour of the teeth using hydrogen peroxide gel and an ultraviolet lamp.
Zoom in-chair whitening is safe and effective, clinically proven to increase the whiteness of your teeth up to eight shades in one treatment! On the other hand, teeth whitening procedure cannot be used to whiten dentures, veneers, crowns and bridges or any other tooth restoration materials.
Advantages of In-chair Teeth Whitening
- Can be completed in less than an hour
- Modern in-office teeth whitening procedures, such as Zoom, don’t cause the damaging effects of the teeth whitening techniques of the past
- In-office dental whitening is administered by your West Ryde dentist; thus, the procedure is safer and reliable.
- The results are instant and long-lasting
For deeply intrinsically stained teeth West Ryde Dental Clinic offers veneers that are durable and natural-looking. Our dental veneers have created perfect smiles for many patients in West Ryde. If you’re interested in how veneers can transform your smile, ask our doctors about the treatment during your consultation. Veneers can be made from porcelain or a composite material, so you’ll need to discuss which is more suitable for your case with use here at West Ryde Dental.
The West Ryde Dental Clinic Advantage
At West Ryde Dental Clinic, we provide you with personalised service. All our dentists are highly motivated and accredited practitioners with graduate degrees from the University of Sydney. As well as the dentists, the supporting staff at West Ryde Dental Clinic are highly dedicated and experienced to ensure each visit with us is comfortable as possible.
If you want to achieve a brilliant, white smile, visit West Ryde Dental Clinic today to book your Teeth Whitening Consultation.
Our Teeth Whitening Specials
- $600 Philips Zoom Whitening In-chair