Treatments for Yellow Teeth
Yellow teeth can have a serious effect on your self-confidence. Some people have naturally yellow teeth, but aging, poor dental hygiene, smoking and certain foods or drinks also contribute to yellow teeth. Our North Hollywood cosmetic dentist can provide you with treatment options that can help reduce the staining on your teeth and leave you feeling more self-confident.
Improved Dental Hygiene
Brushing and flossing every day, preferably after meals, can help cut plaque buildup and reduce the risk of tartar. Most whitening toothpastes also contain mild abrasives that can polish away superficial stains. If your teeth still look dingy, professional whitening treatments may be beneficial.
Take-home whitening kits use a professional strength whitening gel and custom-fit mouth trays that you will use at home for a specific period until you have achieved your desired degree of whiteness. In-office whitening treatments use a similarly powerful whitening gel, but it is painted on directly in our office. The gel is then activated using a special light, which allows it to penetrate faster and more deeply so that your teeth can be whiter after just one visit.
Some types of stains do not respond to traditional bleaching. We may recommend porcelain veneers to provide you with an even, white appearance. Porcelain reflects light much like your own teeth do, and it is durable and stain-resistant, making it a great choice for those with severely stained teeth.