Diamond Dental

Why are my teeth yellow?

image of patient with questionsIf you have noticed that your teeth are getting more yellow as you get older, this is not uncommon. As we age, the enamel on the outside of our teeth begins to thin, exposing more of the dentin below the surface, which is yellow. This will give your teeth a yellowish cast that can grow more obvious over the years.

Professional teeth whitening can whiten your teeth, giving you a youthful smile—and taking years off your smile as a result.

At Diamond Dental, we offer at-home whitening kits that come with custom trays to make teeth whitening more effective than ever. Dr. Brent Amaya will give you instructions, but most patients use the trays and the whitening gel every day for a period of about two weeks. Your smile should be several shades whiter and brighter.

If you have lifestyle habits, such as drinking coffee or tea or smoking, you should avoid these to keep your smile as white as possible. We also recommend you use the whitening kits for touch-ups as needed to help keep your smile as white as you’d like it to be.

Contact our Del City, OK practice if you would like to learn more about professional teeth whitening.