Are you tired of having yellow, stained teeth, despite your strict daily dental hygiene? You are not alone. There are millions of people suffering from the same problem. Even the strictest of brushers will find that their teeth start to get a yellow tinge to them over time. So if you brush, floss and visit your dentist regularly then why are your teeth still discolored? What are you doing wrong? The answer is nothing. This happens because the outer layers of your teeth get stained over the years by consumption of beverages with caffeine, soda, wine and smoking.
When these outside sources of staining are left to sit on the teeth all day until your next brushing, the dentin on your teeth becomes yellowish or darkened. The best way to help your stained discolored teeth is professional teeth whitening.
Contributing factors to yellowing, stained teeth:
- Tetracycline based antibiotics used before the age of 8 years old
- Excessive exposure to fluoride as a child
- Internal bleeding due to trauma
- Discoloration due to a health condition
- Natural aging- as time goes by enamel gets thinner and thinner and will get a yellowish hue
After you get your teeth professionally cleaned, there are some thing you should keep in mind in order to keep your freshly-whitened teeth as long as possible.
When it comes to tinging your newly-whitened teeth, there are plenty of foods and / or drinks that can stain your teeth. As a rule of thumb, if it is a darker color, it will tinge your teeth. If there is 'dark' in the name, it's going to stain your teeth. So just stay away from foods like dark chocolate, beets, dark sauces and soups, and drinks like coffee, soda, wines and juice. These deeper-hued consumables will set your whitened teeth down the yellow brick road faster than those characters looking for Oz.
When it comes to tooth sensitivity, it is natural to think that it is the fault of the chemicals involved in the whitening that cause the sensitivity. While it is a catalyst to the feeling, it is actually a breakdown in your teeth's enamel that is the reason it's happening. Steering clear of acidic foods, like citrus or tomato, will help prevent the pain from happening. Same thing goes for things that are too hot or too cold. The fluctuation of your mouth's temperature will surely activate some tooth sensitivity after these types of procedures.
So what do you do to relieve the pain? You may find this to be unexpected, but chewing gum has been tested and proven to relieve the pain of sensitive teeth. It'll be great to make sure you have a piece of sugar-free gum handy afterwards.
For further information on professional teeth whitening services, contact Casler Dental Group at 918-376-0549 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit www.caslerdentalgroup.com for additional information.
Casler Dental Group proudly serves Tulsa and the surrounding areas.