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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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Is it possible to get white teeth without resorting to veneers?

Query: Hey doctor, I have always wanted white teeth. My parents had told me when I was a baby my teeth rotted as a result of the milk bottle getting left in my mouth. Fast forward to all the way now. Nothing has worked. I went to a dentist for an evaluation. And he gave me teeth whitening tray to take home...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I would like you to know that baby teeth are always pearl white in color and that is the reason they are called milk teeth. The permanent teeth which you have now are always slight yellowish to greyish in color by nature. I saw the picture you have attached (attac...  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 »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

My teeth are rough after accidentally swallowing Harpic. How should I treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally swallowed Harpic (toilet cleaner) but immediately puked it. It did not go in my stomach. But my teeth are feeling rough even after brushing.What should I do? Will this roughness last for a long time? How should I treat it?  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query and the relevant details. The Harpic cleaner contains various chemicals which are acidic and these when exposed to tooth surfaces would cause enamel roughness. That is the reason you have such a feeling in spite of brushing. I cannot guar...  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 »

My teeth have become totally yellow. How to whiten my teeth?

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 »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 mainta...  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 »

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 »

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 »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 whiteni...  Read Full »

How to remove yellow stains from teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have yellow discoloration on my teeth. The stains persist even after getting my teeth cleaned. The nearby dentist informed that the stains are due to chlorine content in the water. What should I do to remove these stains?  Read Full »

Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yellowish discoloration of the tooth has multiple causes. In your case, as the stains are not going with cleaning and scaling, it can be due to any one of the Fluoride in water causing problems during tooth formation. Injury to the tooth during childhood. Any systemic p...  Read Full »

I have yellowish stains on my teeth. Do I need to consult a dentist?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not been to the dentist in a while to check my overall oral health. I brush my teeth and use mouthwash but do not floss. I am using sensitivity toothpaste and black charcoal-activated toothpaste also. I recently bought the Hismile pack to help with stain removal and this also...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dental fears are not uncommon, many have them. I am a maxillofacial surgeon and dentist, you do not need to do a video consultation. Instead, you can chat here with me how much ever you want for 50 or 100 hours. I have seen your teeth images (attachment removed to pr...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

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