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Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Can Yellow Teeth Become White?

Dr. Vincent Wan


Yes, yellow teeth can become white. There are a few different methods that can be used to whiten yellow teeth, including professional teeth whitening treatments at a dentist’s office and at-home whitening kits.

Professional teeth whitening treatments at a dentist’s office typically use a bleaching agent, such as hydrogen peroxide, to whiten the teeth. This method can be very effective at removing stains and discoloration, resulting in a significant improvement in the color of the teeth.

The treatment is performed by a trained dental professional, who will carefully apply the bleaching agent to the teeth and monitor the process to ensure the best possible results.

At-home teeth whitening kits are also available and can be an effective way to whiten yellow teeth. These kits typically contain a lower concentration of bleaching agent than what is used in professional treatments, so the results may not be as dramatic.

However, they can still provide a noticeable improvement in the color of the teeth and can be a convenient and affordable option for those who want to whiten their teeth at home.It’s important to keep in mind that not all yellowing is the same and some yellowing may not respond well to generic teeth whitening treatments. There are a few reasons why not all teeth may respond well to teeth whitening treatments.

– First, the severity of the discoloration or staining can affect how well the teeth respond to whitening. Teeth with mild discoloration may whiten easily, while teeth with more severe discoloration may not whiten as well.

– Second, the type of staining or discoloration can also impact the effectiveness of whitening treatments. Some types of staining, such as those caused by Tea, Coffee or Smoking can impact your teeth whitening results.

– Third, the overall health of the teeth can also play a role in how well they respond to whitening. For example, teeth with a large buildup of plaque may not take to whitening treatments as effectively as those with no buildup. It’s like painting, you’d remove the old yellow paint from a door before putting on a fresh white coat right?

Overall, it’s important to consult with a dentist to determine the best approach to whitening yellow teeth, as  we learnt, not all teeth will respond well to whitening treatments.

If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, we invite you to book an appointment with us at Central Brisbane Dental. Our trained dental professionals can evaluate the condition of your teeth and recommend the best treatment plan to help you achieve a bright, white smile.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a happier, healthier smile!