My teeth are naturally yellow will tooth whitening work?
My teeth are yellow and have always been this colour since my adult teeth came through my son is eight and his adult teeth are coming through the same colour. I have always wanted whitening done but have been led to believe that it would not work as my teeth are naturaly this colour and not through staining.I do not have many photos of my self because of this problem and feel very embarised about it as i feel people think its because i dont brush my teeth and infact my teeth are ok and i have never had a problem with them or a filling. I would like to know if there is something that could change there colour and i am prepared to pay what ever the cost as i know it would change my life.
Hi S, many thanks for your enquiry. the first thing i would like to say is, tooth whitening does not whiten teeth back to their original colour, but whitens teeth to a colour your happy with. The trick is to use the right products which will whiten your teeth and sometimes use different whitening product together to improve the whitening results. I routinely use in house whitening treatments (zoom2) in conjunction with home whitening treatments (enlighten) to get the best results for my patients. Usually if you persevere and continually whitening even the darkest of teeth can really come up white.
If after the whitening treatment you are still unhappy with the result then your only option is to mask the discolouration with porcelain veneers which are like false finger nails for your teeth but can help with the colour of the teeth as well. The only disadvantage of this is the teeth do need to be prepared to a certain degree.
Hope this is helpful. if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
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