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Yellow Teeth

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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What can I do if my teeth are yellow in color?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a problem with yellow teeth. Bleaching is expensive. So, how can I clean my teeth? What is the correct way to brush my teeth?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. There are two types of yellow staining, There are two types of yellow staining, 1. Extrinsic stains- Yellow deposits called calculus or tartar form on the outer surface of the tooth. These deposits can be easily removed by scaling and po...  Read Full »

Can activated charcoal help in whitening teeth?

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 »

Dr. Iyer Parth Laxminarayan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Please suggest a toothpaste to make yellowish teeth white.

Query: Hello doctor, Which toothpowder or toothpaste do you people prefer for a yellowish teeth to make them white. I am using Patanjali toothpowder this time and I have done scaling also.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Using toothpowder is not good for teeth as toothpowder contains a higher amount of abrasives and will abrade your teeth. When teeth get more and more abraded it gets more yellower day by day due to loss of enamel and exposure of dentin, which is more yellowish than e...  Read Full »

Will using a charcoal toothpaste whiten yellow discolored teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I brush my teeth a minimum of twice, if not, once a day but my teeth have a yellow look to them. Is there anything I can use at home to help get them white. I have heard that charcoal tooth paste makes teeth white. Is this true or can you recommend something?  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I got your chief complaint and your concern is esthetics. Yes, there is kind of toothpaste containing carbon or charcoal which can remove stains. But there are variable opinions regarding their use. I suggest you if you are more concerned about esthetics use alternative...  Read Full »

I am dealing with yellow teeth. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female. I have had yellow teeth since my childhood. All of my teeth are yellow, but my upper incisors have a strong, dark yellow stain. Now I am concerned that all my teeth will turn the same as my upper incisors. I have always felt ashamed. I have tried many things, lik...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. First of all, there is nothing to be ashamed of. You can not control everything, and similarly, yellow teeth do not always indicate a person's mistake. There are many facto...  Read Full »

I have yellow teeth despite scaling and polishing. Kindly help.

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 »

Dr. V. N. Narendran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I am concerned about my 12 years old daughter's oral health as she is having bad breath, yellow teeth and dirt in her teeth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am concerned about my daughter’s oral health. She is 12 years old and she does not brush her teeth properly. Now her mouth smells differently when she wakes up from bed, also her teeth look yellow and dirty. How do I remove them? I tried brushing her teeth hard, but the dirt is not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The best option is to go and see a dentist to get her teeth and gums cleaned . Restore any teeth with cavities to prevent food debris build up which is the main cause of bad breath. The calculus or tartar will not go aw...  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 »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Is Sensodyne suggested for bad breath and yellow teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with breath odor and yellowish teeth. How to solve this problem? Can I use Sensodyne toothpaste?  Read Full »

Dr. Subha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Breath odor might be due to tartar deposits on the teeth, gum problems, decayed teeth, improper tongue cleaning, frequent intake of onion and garlic, or any gastrointestinal disorders. Yellow teeth might be due to plaque and calculi on teeth, staining due to smoking...  Read Full »

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