How Do I Remove Yellow Stains from My Teeth?
When it comes to removing the appearance of yellow stains from the teeth, it’s important to first understand the type of discoloration you are experiencing. Staining foods and drinks, as well as use of tobacco products, can yellow the external enamel of the teeth. Typically, stained enamel can be effectively bleached several shades lighter with professional in-office or at-home teeth whitening treatments. The whitening process can become a little more challenging when the dentin, the tooth material that lies beneath the protective layer of enamel, is discolored. Stronger bleaching agents are generally recommended to fade discoloration that has reached or originated in the dentin.
Unfortunately, some types of stains are resistant to bleaching, but this does not mean you have to give up on a whiter smile. Custom porcelain veneers can conceal any type of dental discoloration with beautiful results. Veneers cover the visible front side of each tooth with a thin, beautiful facade of porcelain. You can choose the shade of your veneers, which allows you to select a color that may not be possible to achieve with bleaching. Finally, the results achieved with high-quality porcelain veneers are long lasting due to the strength, durability, and stain-resistance of today’s advanced ceramic materials.
When you meet with one of our cosmetic dentists at True Dentistry to discuss whitening your smile, he or she will carefully examine your teeth and recommend a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your needs, goals, priorities, and budget. Contact True Dentistry to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced dentists!