Tooth discoloration - causes and solutions for discolored teeth

Tooth discoloration - causes and solutions for discolored teeth

 Table of contents on the topic of tooth discoloration:

  1. How tooth discoloration occurs: Why do teeth turn yellow?
    1. How to whiten yellow teeth?
      1. Whitening toothpaste: does it really work?
      2. Teeth whitening at the dentist: is it really the best option?
      3. Teeth whitening at home: an alternative to the dentist?
      4. Home remedies for whiter teeth: life hack or humbug?
    2. Get whiter teeth with an aesthetic dental brace Dental splint
      1. What are veneers for teeth?
      2. Clip-on veneers vs bleaching: who wins the race against tooth discoloration?
  2. Why a dental veneer is worth it to combat tooth discoloration

Tooth discoloration comes faster than it goes. Often discolored or yellow teeth are attributed to poor oral hygiene, but there are various factors in our everyday lives that influence tooth color. You can brush your teeth 3 or even 4 times a day and still run the risk of them turning yellow.

Nowadays, white teeth are a must-have, a trend that is mainly led by American celebrities. You have probably already wondered how you can remove tooth discoloration yourself and achieve whiter teeth in an easy way. Maybe you've considered or even tried bleaching, home remedies or whitening toothpaste to lighten your discolored teeth, but haven't gotten as white teeth as you expected.

Find out how tooth discoloration occurs in the first place and what you can do about yellow teeth.

Origin of tooth discoloration: Why do teeth turn yellow?

Causes of tooth discoloration: poor oral hygiene, smoking, dyes, age and genes, medication and tooth decay

The most obvious cause of yellow teeth is poor oral hygiene. Regular brushing of teeth in the morning and evening is unavoidable in order to prevent tooth discoloration. In addition to toothbrushes and toothpaste, you should also use dental floss and mouthwash.

The reason why yellow teeth occur even in the most diligent tooth brushers is that factors such as age and genes play a major role in the natural color of teeth. In addition, medications such as antibiotics or tooth decay can lead to internal tooth discoloration that cannot be treated by external influences.

In addition, dyes that are found in our food and drink settle on our tooth enamel and cause an unsightly tooth appearance. Frequent consumption of foods that contain a lot of dye, sugar and/or acid lead to yellowish

deposits on our tooth surface. These include coffee, tea, red wine, curry, tomato sauce, cola, juice, sweets, etc.

Smoking is also one of the most common causes of tooth discoloration. Nicotine, tar and other chemicals in cigarettes, cigarillos, hookahs, etc. quickly cause yellow or brownish tooth discoloration and tartar deposits.

A restricted lifestyle that excludes such causes is difficult to implement, which is why most people want to remove tooth discoloration retroactively instead of being able to prevent it.

How to whiten yellow teeth?

If visible tooth discoloration has occurred, there are various ways to treat it, such as whitening toothpaste and bleaching. It is important to research the methods and products thoroughly beforehand, because not all tooth discoloration remedies that can be found on the Internet are safe. Below we have taken a closer look at some of the options.

Whitening toothpaste: does it really work?

The most accessible form of tooth whitening is a whitening toothpaste or toothpaste for white teeth. These products promise a lot, but the results are usually not as dramatic as expected. The effectiveness of whitening toothpaste is limited to small color differences and defects, which is why it cannot remove more severe discoloration.

Using an abrasive toothpaste or tooth cream every day can also contribute to damage to tooth enamel. In addition, sensitive and unhealthy teeth and gums are easily irritated.

Tooth whitening at the dentist: Is it really the best option?

The classic form of tooth whitening is to have your teeth whitened at the dentist. There you can be sure that you will get the desired result within one session and that your discolored teeth will not be damaged during whitening.

Although the result speaks for professional treatment at the dentist, the costs speak against it. A single in-office session can cost several hundred euros, with the price often being set based on the number of teeth to be bleached.

For anxious patients and people with high tooth sensitivity, such a 30-minute treatment can also be very unpleasant and make the hypersensitivity worse.

In addition, teeth are just as susceptible to discoloration after the session, which can result in another bleaching session after a few years at the same cost.

Tooth bleaching at home: an alternative to the dentist?

Bleaching kits from drugstores or the Internet are a controversial topic. Dentists naturally advise against using them. Supervised home bleaching is also offered by dentists, but it is much more expensive than drugstore products.

The products you use yourself are cheaper, but they are also less effective than professional teeth whitening. Since you carry out the entire process yourself, there is a risk that you will use the product incorrectly and damage your teeth.

Home remedies for whiter teeth: life hack or humbug?

Baking soda, turmeric, activated charcoal, lemon or apple cider vinegar are supposed to make discolored teeth shine again, but their effect is limited and often achieves minimal or no results.

The use of such home remedies to whiten discolored teeth is also not entirely safe. Home remedies seem worth trying because of their accessibility and seemingly low effectiveness, but you cannot rule out the potential harm. The supposed effectiveness of these home remedies is attributed to their acid, which not only removes dirt and lightens dark stains on the tooth, but also attacks the enamel.

Get white teeth with an aesthetic dental brace

Most celebrities like Beyoncé, George Clooney and Miley Cyrus have perfected their red carpet smiles with the help of veneers. If you want to whiten your teeth without risking damage or want to achieve white teeth without bleaching, then veneers for your discolored teeth are the best solution.

What are veneers for teeth?

Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that are placed on the front of the teeth. These shells are made of ceramic or plastic and can completely change the appearance of the teeth.

There are permanent veneers from the dentist as well as a veneer-like dental splint that you can clip on and remove from Veneera™. As with bleaching, permanent veneers from the dentist are unaffordable for most people.

Veneera™ makes the custom-made "clip-on veneers" at a fraction of the price. The enormous price difference is due to the fact that you can take the dental impression comfortably at home and can remove the attachable dental splint at any time.

Dental veneers vs bleaching: Who wins the race against tooth discoloration?

The cosmetic dental splint offers a lot of advantages over professional teeth whitening. It allows you to quickly get white teeth that you can clip on without bleaching. The aesthetic dental splint from Veneera™ is particularly beneficial for anxious patients, as they can stay at home for the entire process.

Dental veneers offer an immediate result that allows you to completely transform your discolored teeth in just a few days. Since these are artificial teeth that you clip on, you can get white teeth without bleaching in no time.

Another advantage is that if you wear the dental splint during the day and drink dye-rich, sugary or acidic drinks, it can protect your discolored teeth from further discoloration. It is important to clean the dental splint regularly, for which the Ultrasonic Cleaner is ideal.

Clip-on veneers also impress thanks to their affordability. The Veneera™ dental veneer, for example, starts at a price of €129 for the upper or lower jaw or €199 for both jaws. This amount can be reached quickly even with unprofessional bleaching products and is enough for a maximum of 3 yellow teeth at the dentist.

Tooth veneers as a solution to tooth discoloration: The conclusion

In summary, tooth discoloration is a stubborn enemy for which there are many available strategies, all of which unfortunately require victims.

You have to dig deep into your pockets for professional whitening, while DIY and over-the-counter products as well as home remedies bring poor results and a risk of permanent damage.

For severely discolored teeth that would be too expensive to whiten at the dentist and for which over-the-counter products are not sufficient, a tooth veneer such as that from Veneera™ is a cost-effective, highly effective and quick solution. The veneers not only guarantee permanent teeth whitening, but are also affordable and can even improve the shape of your teeth if you wish.