What Causes Teeth to Yellow?
There are many types of teeth stains; some are caused by a person’s genetics, environmental or pharmacological in nature. The most common type is surface stains on the enamel or beneath the enamel. Surface stains are caused by foods, beverages and lifestyle behaviors, like smoking. Teeth whitening can help reverse some of the damage, however results vary by person.
Over time, surface stains can penetrate the teeth’s enamel and change the color of the dentin, which darkens the overall appearance of the tooth due to the translucency of the enamel layer. When this occurs, the tooth may appear yellow.
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Dr. Davidian provides safe, effective, and top-of-the-line teeth whitening service. This quick, in-office procedure offers the best results for whiter teeth. Zoom® teeth whitening addresses the aesthetic discoloration of your teeth that comes naturally over time. This quick in-office procedure can lighten your teeth by six to ten shades in one visit, giving you a brighter, whiter smile.
A white bright smile can be a confidence booster and a great way to get noticed. Depending on our everyday choices, we may not have the smile we always wanted. Wine, smoking, tea, soda and other foods and beverages can cause teeth staining.
There are countless ways to remove surface stains by using abrasion or through a chemical reaction, like:
- Whitening toothpastes that contain silica molecules that polish the enamel.
- Rechargeable toothbrushes that use the action of the bristles on the tooth surface to remove the stains.
- Whitening products that include hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide cause a chemical reaction that breaks apart the carbon bonds that create yellow stains. Once the bonds are broken, they no longer reflect a yellow color.