How to Get Rid of Yellow Teeth

how to get rid of yellow teeth

If you want to get rid of yellow teeth and transform your smile into pearly white perfection, you’re by no means alone. More and more people around the world are ditching their dull, discoloured grins for brilliant white beams. After all, a whiter smile comes with bucketloads of benefits.

Did you know that not only will whiter teeth help you feel more confident, but a sparkly smile can also make you look younger and improve your mental health too? It’s true. So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey to brighter teeth and a brighter future with SmartSmileCo today.

Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?

A variety of factors can cause your teeth to yellow over time. From plaque build-up and acidic foods to medications and ageing, there’s no escaping the fact that everyone’s teeth will lose their wonderful whiteness eventually.

As we age, the enamel on our teeth wears down, and the dentin underneath becomes more visible. Dentin is the calcified tissue in teeth, and it has a yellow tint.

Along with the joy of not getting any younger, your gnashers take on a yellowish tinge over the years due to consuming teeth-staining food and drinks, such as:

  • Coffee
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Juices
  • Red wine
  • Tea
  • Sour sweets
  • Beetroot
  • Blueberries

Of course, habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco will also discolour your teeth, as will a build-up of plaque. But did you know certain medications can cause your teeth to turn yellow too?

Unfortunately, many prescribed medications can result in teeth discolouration. Antibiotics, doxycycline, and minocycline are all culprits that may all cause intrinsic teeth staining.

Intrinsic Stains

As mentioned, this type of staining can be caused by medications. It can also be due to tooth trauma or infection.

If your teeth discolouration is intrinsic (internal), any stains will be more challenging to shift.

Extrinsic Stains

Extrinsic (external) staining is most likely due to coffee, tea, or smoking. As extrinsic stains sit on the surface of your teeth, they’re easier to remove than intrinsic stains.

coffee stains teeth

Are Yellow Teeth Unhealthy?

Don’t worry. Just because your teeth have yellowed, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re unhealthy. Provided you’re maintaining a good oral care routine and are brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly, it’s normal for teeth to develop a yellowy tinge over time.

However, your mental health is important too. So if your dull teeth are starting to sabotage your self-esteem, you may want to look at ways to bring back your whiter smile.

DIY Remedies to Reduce Stains

It’s potentially possible to get pearly results from kitchen-cupboard ingredients. Here are a few things you can try if you fancy going all DIY:

Baking Soda & Hydrogen Peroxide

It’s possible to make a paste from baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to improve teeth whiteness. However, you’re probably best opting for a toothpaste that contains these ingredients instead. If you do decide to do it yourself, take care and only use one tablespoon of baking soda and one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C deficiency could cause teeth to yellow due to bacteria building up on teeth and gums. So, it might be worth making sure you’re having enough of this nutrient. Even if upping your vitamin C intake does nothing to improve the whiteness of your teeth, it’ll likely give your immunity a boost and make it easier to combat those pesky colds.

Coconut Oil

Rinsing your mouth with a tablespoon of coconut oil could reduce plaque build-up and therefore minimise tooth discolouration. If you’re nuts about coconuts, it might be worth giving this a whirl.

coconut oil remedy

Dental Treatments to Get Rid of Yellow Teeth

If DIY teeth whitening isn’t for you, you might want to go for a more professional approach. Here are a few ways to whiten your teeth that are typically recommended by dentists:

Whitening Toothpaste

Containing mild abrasives and bleaching agents, whitening toothpaste can help to whiten your teeth over time. You probably won’t notice a colour difference until you’ve been brushing with the toothpaste for around six weeks. Still, it could lighten your teeth by a shade or two.

Whitening Strips

Whitening strips contain peroxide to lighten teeth. Depending on the brand you go for, you’ll probably need to apply your whitening strips for half an hour twice daily.

Although whitening strips can lighten teeth by a shade or two, the results can be inconsistent. And you’ll need to take care if you have sensitive teeth.

In-Office Whitening

Visiting a dentist to have a teeth whitening treatment will be a fast and effective way to achieve a brighter smile. During chairside bleaching, your dentist will apply a bleaching agent to your teeth to remove stains and may use an infrared laser to accelerate the whitening process.

Having your teeth whitened at a dental surgery is a sure-fire way to a sparkling smile. But it will be far more expensive than an over the counter or teledentistry option.

Premium Whitening Kits

If you want a dentist-approved teeth whitening option without all the inconvenience and expense of in-office whitening, choosing a premium teeth whitening kit is the way to go. A teeth whitening kit will give you the fast and effective results you need — and all without having to leave home.

With a clinically proven, SmartSmileCo premium teeth whitening kit, you could see shades-lighter results in just a few days. In fact, a staggering 90% of users saw a dramatic difference after just one use.

Who is Suitable for a SmartSmileCo Teeth Whitening Kit?

To make sure your teeth whitening treatment is super safe, you’ll only be able to get a SmartSmileCo premium teeth whitening kit if you’re currently using clear aligners or retainers as part of a teeth straightening treatment. Getting the straight, white teeth you’ve always wanted has never been easier.

Say Goodbye to Yellow Teeth & Hello to a Brighter, Whiter Smile

Ready to get rid of yellow teeth? Want a sparkling white smile fast? If you’re currently using clear aligners or retainers, order your SmartSmileCo premium teeth whitening kit today and get ready for a serious confidence boost.