Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

The holidays are around the corner, and you realize that your teeth are going to be some of the few things that don’t shine bright this season thanks to yellowing. If you want to smile with confidence through the holiday season, and into the new year, we can help.

At Plano Dental Distinction, we understand the value of a smile that’s filled with white, straight teeth, which is why Dr. Mohammed Mansour and our team offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options. One of the simplest and quickest tools in this arsenal is professional teeth whitening, which can transform your yellowing teeth into pearly whites you’ll be proud to show off.

Behind the yellow

You likely understand how staining can affect your teeth, but why are your teeth giving over to a more yellowish hue with each passing year, no matter how vigilant you are about cleaning? The answer to this is loss of enamel. The enamel that coats your teeth not only offers superior protection, it’s responsible for the white coloring.

Over time, however, this enamel can wear down, which allows more of the brown dentin inside your teeth to show through, which is what creates the yellow coloring.

Bringing back the white

To restore your teeth to that brighter white you had before, we offer teeth-whitening services that can whiten your teeth by several shades in under an hour.

When you come in, we use a professional-grade bleaching agent, which we activate with an LED light. This bleaching agent not only whitens your teeth, it breaks up stubborn stains.

At the end of your treatment, you can walk out with noticeably whiter teeth.

If you’d prefer a more gradual approach to whitening, we also offer take-home kits that are equipped with the same strong bleaching agents. All you need to do is put some gel into the trays and then wear the trays for a previously-agreed-upon amount of time.

Using this technique, your teeth will whiten more gradually over the course of several weeks.

Maintaining your pearly whites

Once you get to your desired level of whiteness, it’s important to take a few steps to maintain your great results. While there’s not much we can do to stop the natural wearing down of your enamel, you should understand that your teeth are more prone to staining with less enamel.

Once we whiten your teeth, you can prolong your results by steering clear of foods, drinks, and activities (smoking!) that stain your teeth. For example, coffee and tea are notorious for staining teeth, as is red wine. While we’re not suggesting you give up your caffeine or your soothing tea, we do recommend that you rinse afterward.

We also recommend that you remain vigilant about brushing at least twice a day, flossing once, and rinsing throughout the day.

Should your teeth begin to yellow again, rest assured that we can touch them up.

For a smile that shines bright this holiday season, contact our office in Plano, Texas, to schedule your teeth-whitening appointment.

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