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Why Your Teeth Yellow? How Does Teeth-whitening Work?

by Dr Marianna Ibrahim Primary Dental Care
Your smile is one of the most noticeable things about your face. But, yellowed and stained teeth make you feel unconfident about your looks. If your teeth are stained you may also avoid smiling altogether. But, the process of whitening your teeth can be quite confusing and sometimes home remedies do not work.

Why do our teeth turn yellow?

Our teeth can turn yellow due to a number of reasons. It could be the result of smoking, drinking coffee and a lot of soda or dark-colored beverages. Also, if you do not practice good oral hygiene methods each day like flossing and brushing there are more teeth getting stained. Also, the teeth left on your teeth from drinks and food penetrate deeper and are very difficult to remove. On the other hand, if you take a good diet and avoid dark beverages and food then your teeth will remain yellow naturally for the years together.

How does whitening of teeth work?

There are a lot of teeth whitening products in the market that have primarily two ingredients: carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. Both of these ingredients work similarly when it is applied to the teeth. The peroxide contained in these products penetrates enamel and reach deeper down to stain your teeth. These stained and discolored molecules of the teeth are broken down within the enamel and by the oxygen bubbles contained in the peroxide. This effective method gas been used successfully from years and has a high success rate.

There are hundreds of other products in the market right from the custom-made trays that your dentists create for Do-it-Yourself whitening of your teeth, also a number of gels including hydrogen-per-oxide and a number of herbal products are also available in the market.

It is also good to keep in mind that teeth whitening treatments differ from the toothpastes. Whitening toothpastes are very gentle and they clean the teeth so gently that people do not notice the difference in the beginning. Some of the other products available for whitening your teeth include whitening trays, whitening strips, whitening gels, blue LED whitening appliances, whitening toothpastes and whitening powders.

Though it is true that you can make use of a number of methods to clean and whiten your teeth. There are a number of herbal and whitening products available in the market as well that can prove to be immensely helpful but visiting the best dentist California or elsewhere is better. This is so because these dentists are well-equipped with all the right gadgets and have years of experience in dealing with yellow and stained teeth. On the other hand, making use of home remedies and getting good results require a lot of patience.


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About Dr Marianna Ibrahim Committed   Primary Dental Care

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