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7/18/2019

Get to know the various causes and ways to get rid of yellow teeth

There are various things that can cause yellow teeth. For some people, this can interfere with self-confidence. But don't worry, because there are various ways to get rid of yellow teeth that you can do, including medical procedures with the help of a dentist.


You can recognize the signs of yellow teeth from the natural discoloration of the teeth that become somewhat yellowish. Some factors that can be the cause of yellow teeth include the habit of drinking tea or coffee, smoking, rarely brushing teeth, and diseases and side effects of certain drugs.


Recognize the Causes of Yellow Teeth

Apart from drinking coffee and smoking frequently, yellow teeth can occur if you do not clean certain food or beverage remnants, such as apples, potatoes, tea, soda, to red wine drinks, which can leave stain marks gray or yellow on the layer tooth enamel.
 
Not only that, there are also other factors that can cause teeth to turn yellow, including:

  • Use of toothpaste containing excessive fluoride .
  • Use of mouthwash containing chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride .
  • Tooth problems, such as excessive dental plaque , or tartar.
  • How to clean teeth that are not right.
  • Use of tetracycline and doxycycline antibiotics, especially those given to children under 8 years. Other drugs, such as hypo-allergenic drugs and medications for high blood pressure, can also make yellow teeth.
  • Increasing age makes the enamel layer thin and leaves the yellow dentin (the layer behind the email).
  • Certain medical conditions, such as hemolytic anemia, injury to the teeth, and genetic disorders called dentinogenesis imperfecta .

How to get rid of yellow teeth

Maintaining dental hygiene , namely by routinely brushing teeth twice a day, using dental floss ( flossing ), and gargling using mouthwash, is the most important part of efforts to prevent and eliminate yellow teeth.

But if the teeth are still yellow, you can consult a dentist for further treatment. The dentist may recommend several ways to remove the following yellow teeth:

Tooth prints with bleach

The teeth whitening method is also known as bleaching. This method begins with making a dental mold that is adjusted to the shape and arrangement of the patient's teeth. In dental prints, bleach will be included with the aim of cleaning the tartar or plaque that attaches to the teeth and gums.
 
These dental prints will be used like a mouth protector to restore the white color to the teeth. This process will take 30 minutes to an hour. You may need to repeat this process several times depending on the desired level of vaginal discharge.

Use of lasers to whiten teeth

How to get rid of yellow teeth through this process is believed to be faster, but the cost is more expensive than other methods. This method is done by illuminating teeth that have been coated with bleach with a laser beam . This procedure can remove stains that adhere to the teeth quickly.
 
The process consists of several stages. All stages of laser treatment to remove yellow teeth take approximately two hours. However, the results are very satisfying.
 
In patients whose teeth are not too yellow, this laser procedure can make teeth return to white instantly. But in patients with yellow teeth that are quite severe, further therapy is needed to remove yellow teeth .
 
Doing various ways to remove the yellow teeth above not only can prevent and overcome the yellowness of the teeth, but also will reduce the risk of oral and dental diseases. In order to always look beautiful and healthy teeth, do a routine check up to the dentist , at least every 6 months.

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