Taking proper care of your teeth is important, and so is good oral hygiene. But that is not all when it comes to your teeth. Sometimes, you might be keeping excellent oral hygiene and yet having yellow or discolored teeth. This has been a problem for many people from ages, but the solutions have never been so easy, as they are these days.

We should first look at some causes that make your teeth lose their natural color. Your teeth might lose their color due to some chronic illness that you might be having, or because of certain foods that you consume.

  1. If you are a smoker, or if you chew tobacco, this will have an adverse effect on your teeth, and they can develop dark spots.
  2. If you are an avid coffee fan, and especially like black or dark coffees, your teeth are more likely to develop brown or black spots, because of the tannin found in dark coffees.
  3. If you drink too much soda, your teeth will definitely be yellow, as soda corrodes away the protective enamel of your teeth. It is suggested that you start drinking cool green tea instead of soda, as green tea is much healthier than soda, and it keeps the teeth clean.

If you have stained or yellow teeth, you can consider getting your teeth whitened. There are many options when it comes to tooth whitening.

Of course you can use home remedies like orange peel, and strawberries etc. You can also create a solution of baking soda and water, and even add hydrogen peroxide to it, if you want.

But if you are looking for professional teeth whitening, there is a world of options for you. The most commonly available are the

These kits come with different types of teeth whitening methods, but the most common one is the gel and tray method. You put a little gel on a tray and fit the tray on your teeth, and let it stay for some time. After that, you remove the tray and rinse your mouth with clean water. This whole procedure takes less than 1 hour and you can have cleaner whiter teeth. Of course it has its side effects as well. This procedure is not recommended for people with sensitive teeth, as this can result in pain for them.

Then again, you can go to your dentist for teeth whitening. He can examine your teeth type and use the correct procedure as per your teeth. But yet, it is not guaranteed pain-free. Your teeth might be too sensitive for this procedure too.

If you are looking for something that does not cause any pain or harm to the teeth, you can go for porcelain veneers. These are paper-thin covers for your teeth, that are fitted on the tooth surface and they not only make your teeth attractive, but also provide support to the teeth as well. They will get rid of problems such as yellow teeth, stained teeth, gapped teeth and uneven gum lining. Porcelain veneers generally get ready in about 3-4 weeks. Until then, your dentist will fit your teeth with temporary veneers. The only downside to this solution is that it is extremely expensive and not everyone can afford it.

Cosmetic Dental Veneers

These were a number of ways that you can use to get your teeth whitened. Some require less time, while some require more. Some are more expensive than the others. All of them have their own pros and cons. You should select the right teeth whitening method for you, based on your preferences.

Leave Comment

Free Dental Consultation