Making Yellow Teeth White The Right Way

Making Yellow Teeth White The Right Way

Everyone wants bright white dazzling teeth like pic above.

But many people have yellow teeth which trouble them forever making them low in confidence.

This article will cover common causes of yellow teeth,natural home remedies for treating yellow teeth, Myths surrounding whitening yellow teeth and correct approach towards treatment of yellow teeth.

5 main causes of yellow teeth

1.  Coffee,Black tea & Soda

The first cause is use of lots of coffee,black teas red wines and all the products that contains soda due to its acidic nature.

Coffee contains substances called tannins, which are a type of polyphenol that breaks down in water. They are also found in beverages like wine or tea.

Tannins cause color compounds to stick to your teeth. When these compounds stick, they can leave yellow hue behind it.

This products are very abrasive and hard towards your teeth. 

These things erode enamel of your tooth surfaces and once enamel which is white in colour goes off, the inner yellow dentin becomes visible leading to yellow appearance of your teeth.

2. Medications

Second cause is if a person is having some of the illnesses for example If a person is suffering from asthma or hypertension and subsequently taking the medicines of asthama or hypertension It can also cause the yellowness of the teeth.

So if this is happening and you are taking these medicines then it is better to concern your doctor to change the medicines.

3.  Smoking

Third thing is smoking and using tobacco products in any form even if its hooka.

It absolutely causes the black and yellow staining of teeth.This is one of the biggest cause for yellow teeth.

4.  Improper Oral Hygeine

The fourth one is the most obvious one its your oral hygiene if you'll not keep a good oral hygiene then how can you expect to have a good and a beautiful teeth.

By good oral hygeine I mean using proper brushing technique and proper toothbrush twice a day in morning and night alongwith flossing teeth regularly.

5. Ageing 

Fifth cause is ageing, with age enamel wears off naturally leading to yellowish discoloration of teeth.

8 foods that whiten your Yellow teeth naturally 

1. Strawberry 

strawberries have a compound called malic acid it has a natural capacity to whiten your teeth.

Just crush some strawberries and rub it on your teeth with help of finger or toothbrush

2. Apples 

The high fiber and water content of the Apple make it one of the most effective natural stain remover. Every time you munch on an apple you are naturally removing some stains from your

3. Celery and carrot raw

Celery and carrot have a good amount of fibers in it additionally they have a high water content that help is saliva production which in turn results in natural stain removal 

4.  Broccoli 

High fiber and chlorophyll content of broccoli makes it a very good food for yellowness removal the texture of broccoli makes it a natural teeth cleanser.

Adding raw or blanched broccoli in your salad will help with natural stain removing effects.

5.  Cheese

Sometimes your teeth get yellow due to loss of minerals cheese has a good amount of calcium which helps in fortifying your enamel.

6.  Oranges and lemons

Oranges, lemons and other Vitamin C containing foodstuffs have mechanical as well as chemical way of reducing the yellowness from your

Fibers in orange and lemons will mechanically reduce the stains from your teeth and their acidic nature naturally reduces the yellowness from your teeth.

7. Pears

Pear is high in fibers and water same as apple it also has good cleansing effects on your health if you eat pears regularly it will keep your teeth and gums at its best.

8. Milk or yogurt 

Milk and yogurt have a good amount of lactic acid which have natural yellowness removing
properties milk and yogurt also have a good amount of calcium in it which helps protect your enamel from demineralization making your teeth whiter and brighter.

There are certain myths and few mistakes which
people do when they want to whiten their teeth.

5 Myths for making yellow teeth white.

Myth 1 - Whitening toothpaste 

Most of the people go and buy whitening toothpaste from the chemist.

One needs to be extremely careful while using such toothpaste as these toothpaste contain 
certain abrasives and will help reduce only 10 to 20 percent of minor light stains which are there in your entire mouth.

Myth 2  - Hard Toothbrush 

Some people buy a very hard toothbrush with certain tastes and brush really hard by this they might do more harm to their teeth by eroding away the tooth surface rather than whitening it.

Myth 3 - Online Cosmetic Products 

There are a lot of freely available products these days online or in the cosmetic shops which claim to whiten your teeth in just one application at home or in just 5 or 10 days. 

Never fall for these products because some of them have really hard chemicals which will not only harm your teeth but also your lungs and other body organs.

Myth 4 - Activated Charcoal

These methods claim that scrubbing your teeth with ingredients like activated charcoal or a baking soda-hydrogen peroxide paste will bring a shine back to your smile. [1]

Fact is there is no prooven evidence that shows toothpaste with charcoal are safe or effective for your teeth, infact in September 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association they have clearly mentioned that Activated charcoal has no prooven benefits for yellow teeth.

The whitening effect of activated charcoal is based on its high capacity to adsorb and retain chromophores in the oral cavity. Activated charcoal is highly porous and has an extremely high surface area, 11 resulting in effective and progressive cleaning of the dentition. Despite Brooks, et al. 11 (2017) reporting that this possible whitening agent has no scientific proof, 96% of commercially available activated charcoal toothpastes claim to effectively whiten teeth in their marketing materials.

A search for scientific articles published in English from January 2018 was performed in PubMed MEDLINE and Scopus databases to explain this whitening effect. 

The search terms used were: 

1) charcoal AND tooth OR dental AND whitening OR bleaching, found 1 Scopus and 0 Pubmed; and 

2) charcoal AND toothpaste OR dentifrice; no scientific papers evaluating the effect of this technology for tooth whitening were found. 

Therefore, this study is believed to be the first evaluating the whitening efficacy of activated charcoal toothpaste, which had no immediate effect (p>0.05), as observed for toothpastes WAD and 3DW. [2]

Charcoal, especially when activated (i.e. combined with certain agents at high temperature) has a high absorptive capacity. 

In the 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed activated charcoal for the treatment of poisoning and overdoses. 

Activated charcoal has been promoted for many different purposes, including ‘internal cleaning’, weight loss, reducing flatulence and lowering cholesterol levels.

Charcoal toothpastes cannot be assumed to be regular toothpastes to which activated charcoal has been added.

In formulating charcoal toothpastes, other agents may be added to enhance the tooth-whitening effect. 

Agents that help to remove dental plaque from teeth and increase the resistance of the tooth surface to carious (acid) attack, notably fluoride, may not be included because they will be absorbed by the charcoal, possibly reducing its whitening effect. 

Before purchasing a charcoal toothpaste, patients should consider its contents.

The effect of activated charcoal in toothpaste is a combination of relatively mild abrasion and absorption of tooth surface (extrinsic) stain. 

There is no evidence that the use of charcoal toothpaste has an effect on intrinsic (internal) staining of teeth or on intrinsic whitening of the teeth.

The effect of charcoal in toothpaste on materials forming fillings, crowns and veneers is unknown. 

Charcoal-containing toothpaste may be found to be most effective when used to delay the recurrence of surface staining on teeth following professional cleaning (scaling) and polishing.

Particles of charcoal included in charcoal toothpaste may accumulate in crevices and other defects in teeth, including cracks in the teeth of older individuals. 

In addition, particles of charcoal may build up in gaps between dental restorations and teeth, resulting in a grey or black line around restoration margins with less than ideal adaptation. 

Such negative effects on dental attractiveness may necessitate the costly replacement of the affected fillings, veneers or crowns. 

The charcoal included in charcoal toothpastes has not been found to have negative abrasive effects. 

There have been some suggestions that charcoal particles left in the mouth after brushing may have certain antimicrobial effects. 

However, the evidence for this is weak. 

Charcoal-containing toothpastes are black in colour and brushing off the colour tends to prolong brushing, or the use of excessive brushing force, which may lead to the abrasion of teeth.

In conclusion, our views on charcoal toothpastes are that:

1) Charcoal toothpastes may be found to help remove external (extrinsic) staining on teeth without negative abrasive effects, but the extent and rate of stain removal has not been reported.

Individuals interested in purchasing a charcoal toothpaste should be encouraged to carefully consider the contents, or lack of certain important components, possibly fluoride, in the formulation of the paste.

2) The use of charcoal toothpaste may result in negative aesthetic effects, possibly necessitating the replacement of restorations with less than ideal adaptation, which acquire grey or black marginal charcoal staining.

3) Charcoal toothpastes may be found to be most effective when used to delay the recurrence of surface staining on intact teeth following professional cleaning and polishing.

Also, using materials that are too abrasive on your teeth can actually make them look more yellow. Enamel is what you’re looking to whiten, but if you’re using activated charcoal that is too rough, you can actually wear it away. 

When that happens, the next layer of your tooth can become exposed termed as dentin. [3]

Myth 5 - Coconut oil swishing

Swishing oils like coconut oil in your mouth (oil pulling) or using spices like turmeric can help whiten your teeth.

Fact is there is no reliable scientific evidence to show oil swishing or turmeric whitens teeth.

What is the right approach to get rid of yellow teeth ?

The first thing is to get evaluated with your dentists and know the exact cause of yellowing of your teeth.

If the discoloration of teeth is due to Extrinsic stains or tartar or calculus  just a simple 20-minute procedure of scaling with the help of an ultrasonic scaler will remove all the stains and
make your teeth look whiter and even clean them.

If staining is due to intrinsic in nature,you need to apply a scientifically proven chemical called hydrogen peroxide at optimum percentage termed as Office bleaching.

To change the intrinsic color of your teeth and to make it three to four shades lighter and whiter
you need to go for office bleaching ie office teeth whitening.

The procedure is a very simple single sitting procedure in which a whitening gel is applied onto your tooth surface for around 60 to 90 minutes.

Then by using the most advanced scientifically approved product and by using the right quantity of ingredients for tooth whitening we get a beautiful bright smile ie white smile without any side-effects.

The next method is a take-home method in which an individual customized tray is given to the patient with the right quantity of material to be put into the tray and one for a specific amount of time once a day.

If your teeth have any decay white or black spots or any sensitivity then that needs to be treated first and once your teeth are healthy you can then go in for whitening.





Making White Teeth Yellow The Right Way