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Help! My Teeth are Yellow

Help! My Teeth are Yellow

Your smile is important in how you greet the world, and you want it to sparkle with confidence and vitality. When your teeth start to yellow, however, your great smile can become dull and lackluster. The good news is that there’s a quick-and-easy solution through our professional teeth whitening services.

At Dr. Azer VIP Dentistry in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Soheir Azer and our team of dental experts recognize that one of the easiest ways to revitalize your appearance is through a smile that’s powered by white, bright teeth.

Here, we take a look at how we can breathe new life into yellowing teeth so you can smile with confidence.

Why the yellowing?

Approximately 37 million people in the United States used tooth whiteners in 2020 for a wide range of reasons. For example, every time you sip that morning cup of coffee or evening glass of red wine, these substances can stain the enamel on your teeth, especially over time. 

While tea, coffee, and red wine are some of the more common culprits, you can add in foods like soy sauce, tomato sauce, berries, curry, and more. A good way to think about it is that if you eat or drink anything that can stain your clothes or table cloth, it can have the same effect on your teeth.

If you throw in lifestyle habits, such as smoking, you have the perfect recipe for stained and discolored teeth that no amount of brushing can resolve.

Another process that can rob your teeth of their whiteness is the natural breakdown of your enamel as you age. Over time, this hard surface can thin. This, in turn, can allow more of the brown dentin inside your teeth to show through, which can create a yellowing effect.

Rounding out the list of problems, taking certain medications — such as the antibiotics tetracycline or doxycycline — can discolor your teeth.

Getting back to white

The good news is that in many cases, we can swing the color pendulum back in the other direction through our professional teeth whitening services in just one visit.

When you come in, we place a medical grade bleaching agent on your teeth, ensuring that your gums and soft tissues are protected. We then activate the gel with a special light.

We go through this process 1-4 times — in 15-minute increments — until we achieve your whitening goals. With our professional teeth whitening process, we can whiten your teeth by 3-8 shades, allowing you to walk out an hour later with teeth that gleam.

If you’d prefer a more gradual approach to whitening your teeth, we can outfit you with a professional-grade whitening kit that you can use at home. Over the course of a couple of weeks, you can whiten your teeth a little bit each day, which will still allow you to get to your goals, just more slowly.

If you’d like to hit the reset button on the color of your teeth, call 949-274-7233 or book an appointment online with Dr. Azer VIP Dentistry today.

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