Yellow or stained teeth are a common cosmetic concern — one that can keep you from flashing your smile. But is whitening toothpaste enough to make your smile dazzle?
Here at Rénove Medical Spa, Dr. Afia Naqvi and our team want you to feel good about your appearance from your head to your toes, and if you’re bothered by yellow teeth, we offer laser whitening treatment.
If you’re not happy with the shade of your teeth, you’re not stuck hiding behind a close-lipped smile forever. Here are four options for improving the look of your smile:
1. Review your oral care routine
Although it’s tempting to think that simply brushing your teeth more often will brighten them, lifestyle choices (rather than oral care routines) have the biggest impact on the shade of your teeth. That being said, reviewing your oral care routine can help keep your teeth brighter.
To remove plaque and food debris (which can make your teeth appear not-so-pearly), keep these tips in mind:
- Brush twice a day with an ADA-approved toothpaste
- Consider adding a whitening toothpaste or a whitening mouthwash to support your oral health
- Floss daily to remove plaque from between your teeth
A top-notch at-home oral care routine can help prolong results from professional treatments.
2. Stop smoking
The tobacco and nicotine in cigarettes can damage your teeth and stain them too. Although stopping smoking won’t erase any current stains, stopping can prevent future smoking-related staining from occurring — and reduce your chance of other smoking-related complications.
3. Look for culinary culprits
Coffee and tea are well-known for their stain-causing abilities, but they aren’t the only foods that stain teeth. Other foods that can yellow your teeth include:
- Wine, including both red and white
- Tomato sauces
- Curry sauces
- Dark berries
- Acidic beverages, including soda
You don’t have to forgo your favorite dishes, but if you do indulge in a red sauce or eat red berries, be sure to rinse your mouth after you eat to reduce the risk of staining. If you can’t brush your teeth after a meal, simply drinking water to cleanse your mouth can help.
4. Consider professional treatments
Even with the best hygiene routine, it’s still possible for yellow teeth to appear. That’s because dentin, the part of your tooth that lays under the enamel, is naturally yellow. Your teeth can appear more yellow if your enamel is thin or worn. For tough stains, over-the-counter whitening strips or whitening pastes just aren’t enough.
Professional treatments combat stubborn stains like these even deep-set stains revealing the dazzling smile you want.
Laser whitening treatments at Rénove Medical Spa
Led by Dr. Afia Naqvi, our team wants you to feel good about every aspect of your appearance — including your teeth! Our laser whitening treatments lift pesky stains thanks to the power of laser energy activating oxygen ions from a tooth whitening gel.
Laser whitening treatments:
- Are quick
- Deliver long-lasting results (although good oral care promotes better results)
- Comfortable thanks to a protective gel
If yellow teeth are keeping you from loving your smile, consider laser whitening treatments. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us at 346-200-8481. You can also visit us online to request an appointment