Yellow teeth occur due to the aging and wearing of enamel. Taking foods high in tannins are the root cause of yellow teeth. It is possible to whiten the teeth naturally by using over-the-counter whitening toothpaste. Dentists also use bleaching agents like carbamide peroxide to penetrate the enamel and whiten it thoroughly.
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Despite polishing and scaling, my teeth are still yellow, and also I have gaps. Can tooth whitening fix this?
Query: Hi doctor, My teeth are still yellow after scaling and polishing, and my dentist told me that it is the natural color of my teeth. My lower teeth are yellower from the back, and the rest of my teeth have a light shade of yellow. My dentist says that if he polishes them again, a layer will be rubbed ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Light yellow color is normal. It also depends upon the mineralization of the dentin, environmental factors, etc. Usually, you will see a slight gap between teeth after scaling. This is because the irritation of the calculus causes the gum to recede. So after scaling, yo... Read Full »
Is activated charcoal effective for teeth whitening?
Query: Hello doctor,Is activated charcoal really effective for whitening teeth? I see that it is very popular in other parts of the world, while it is still gaining momentum in my country. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I do get many queries related to activated charcoal. There is neither absolute indication for its use nor evidence for its benefits. I suggest you start with a minimal amount at first. You may try it once or twice a day and continue using... Read Full »
I have slight yellowish teeth with gum deposits that did not improve on teeth cleaning and twice brushing. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I have had my teeth cleaned a couple of times during the last two years, but still, I could see that my teeth are slightly yellowish with deposits near the gum. I usually brush only once during the morning, and after my last cleaning, I started to brush twice, but I could not see any di... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use bleaching to get whiter teeth. The teeth are mostly white on the outside, and if you brush too hard, the white enamel gets abraded off, and yellowish dentine starts showing from the inside. So please brush without pressing too hard on the teeth, and you can... Read Full »
My teeth seem to be yellow. Can I go for teeth whitening?
Query: Hi doctor, My age is 26. My teeth seem to be yellow in color from the past few years. I do not have any other dental issues. So, I want an advice from the doctor that can I go for teeth whitening? Is it safe? Will it create any teeth problems in future? Or it may affect my health in any way? How lo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tooth discoloration can be caused either due to internal stains or external stains. If the discoloration in your case is due to external factors, then you can simply go for scaling or cleaning of the teeth which is very safe for everyone. Teeth whitening or bleaching... Read Full »
Why is there yellowness in teeth even after scaling?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. After scaling there is temporary removal of yellowness but after 15 days it becomes yellow again. I want a clean teeth like pearls. I am using Patanjali toothpowder. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I believe you are referring to scaling only, and not teeth whitening procedure. The scaling procedure only removes debris and calculus from the surface of the tooth and gums. For getting pearl type white teeth, you need to do teeth whitening procedure or bleaching. ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My teeth have become totally yellow. Even whitening toothpaste does not work. I tried to clean them myself but, failed. What products can I use or how can I clean it myself without visiting a dentist? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint and seen the picture attached to it (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a case of stains with calculus, which is known in layman's terms as tartar. This can be due to many reasons. For example, not maint... Read Full »
I brush my teeth twice daily. Even then my teeth are yellow. What to do?
Query: Hello Doctor, I am 18 years old. I brush my teeth twice daily. Even then my teeth are yellow. What can I do to make my teeth appear white? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Even after brushing twice daily, if your teeth remain yellow then there are chances of calculus deposits on your teeth. Brushing alone does not remove calculi. A painless dental procedure called scaling has to be done immediately. Scaling is a must for you at this stage b... Read Full »
How to remove yellowness from teeth?
Query: Hello, My teeth are very yellow. How can I remove yellowness from teeth and make them white at home? If I go and do the cleaning with a dentist, how much would it cost? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Yellow teeth can be of different types. If teeth are slightly yellowish with plaque, you can make them clean and white just by brushing properly twice a day with light hand pressure. Avoid abrasive brushing as they can cause the white outer layer of teeth to shed off and... Read Full »
My teeth are yellow, which does not go away by brushing. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, My teeth are yellow and do not get clean with brushing. They were white before but gradually got yellow. What can be done? Also, I have bleeding and painful gums. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you visit a dentist and get your teeth cleaned for gum pain and bleeding. For yellow teeth, use baking soda, salt, and lemon juice paste to brush your teeth and then use normal tooth paste. Use this paste twice a week only, and it will give you good whitening... Read Full »
How to remove yellow stains from my teeth due to fluorosis?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old male. I have yellow spots on my teeth. I consulted a doctor and he told me it as fluorosis. Now I am looking for a way to remove these yellow spots present on my teeth. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly send the images of the yellow spots. So, I can guide you further for management to have a complete recovery and sparking tooth forever. Yellow spots can occur due to various reasons. Fluorosis causes discoloration of teeth due to ex... Read Full »