While dental issues vary from person to person, a common problem that our patients will bring up to our dental team are concerned about yellow teeth. This article will explore the causes of yellow teeth as well as provide some considerations and tips for whitening your smile at home!
What Causes Yellow Teeth?
Despite their smooth appearance, our teeth are more or less porous. In other words, at the microscopic level, they are strewn with small holes — kind of like the pores in our skin.
When you eat and drink, deposits get lodged in your email. The main culprits are cigarettes, tinted drinks such as coffee or red wine, soft drinks. If you don’t brush your teeth regularly, the build-up of plaque is an aggravating factor. However, even with impeccable oral hygiene, the teeth eventually turn yellow. Hence the annual visit to the dentist for a good scaling followed by a light polishing.
But sometimes, it is not only the porosity of the email that is questioned. There is also its natural shade. Indeed the color of your teeth is also a question of genetics! In this case, you can remove all the colored drinks from your diet and triple your budget for scaling. Nothing will help: your teeth will never be white.
Why Should You Whiten Your Smile?
As you will understand, having white teeth is not just about brushing your teeth! Our teeth are porous and it builds inexorably to plaque and tartar. Ultimately, it turns yellow. So, of course, there is the whitening solution at the dentist.
Regardless if you opt for a professional whitening or an over-the-counter solution, having white teeth offers social benefits. In today’s society, having white teeth is synonymous with hygiene and charm.
On the other hand, there is also the famous dental plaque. It promotes cavities, bad breath and magnifies the yellowing of teeth. With a homemade treatment, I could fight more often against the accumulation of bacteria and food residues. So I could avoid cavities while whitening my teeth.
In summary, three aspects motivate you to whiten your teeth:
- The cost: this kind of treatment will always be less expensive than a visit to the dentist.
- The effect on teeth, even one that is naturally young/beige.
- Prevention against dental plaque.