Help! My Teeth are Yellow

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. And the more confident you feel about your teeth, the more likely you’ll be to show off your pearly whites. 

But if your teeth have started to appear more yellow than white, that confidence can dwindle. Thankfully, there are effective ways to bring back that radiant glow and get you smiling more comfortably again.

Our experienced team at Swinney Dental in Tyler, Texas, is pleased to provide professional teeth whitening services and at-home treatments to bring about a whiter, brighter smile. Read on to learn about yellow tooth discoloration and ways we can help.

Causes of yellow teeth

Your teeth can turn colors for a range of reasons. In many cases, the yellowing of teeth is age-related. Over the years, the white enamel on the outside of your teeth can wear down. Because the core of your teeth is yellow, that color can start to show through. Some people are also genetically prone to yellowish teeth.

Smoking and chewing tobacco can cause yellowing of your teeth by staining the enamel. That is especially likely if you don’t brush your teeth several times a day. 

Other potential causes of yellow teeth include:

What to do about yellow teeth

If you’re bothered by the yellowing of your teeth, our expert team at Swinney Dental can help. Using Philips Zoom! whitening system, we can make your teeth significantly whiter in just one session that you could fit into a lunch break. If you’d prefer to take care of your whitening at home, our professional-grade, at-home kits bring superior results compared to products on grocery store shelves. 

We also provide special custom-made whitening trays to fit your teeth and the GLO® at-home whitening system, which includes an electronic mouthpiece that heats the gel for better results. If you have especially sensitive teeth, you may prefer this option over in-office Zoom! whitening. 

Last, don’t forget the importance of routine, professional dental cleanings. Our dentists and hygienists can clean your teeth far more deeply and thoroughly than you can accomplish at home, which can help keep your teeth healthier, decay-free, and whiter. 

To learn more about professional teeth whitening or to get started soon, call Swinney Dental to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chip Swinney or Dr. Kayla Morton. You can also book using our convenient online booking feature on this website. 

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