My teeth are naturally yellow will tooth whitening work?

Q. 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.



A. 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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February 24th, 2010 at 08:47 PM

So, you do feel that naturally yellow teeth on new permanent teeth (8yr. old and 11 yr. old) can be whitened? Is there an age to young to acheieve this as I don’t want it to be a stigma for these beautiful girls. Can I try at home remedies? Do you have anyone to recomment in the St. Louis area?
Thank you.

July 10th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Aliya Says :

i am 22 years old my problem is yellow teeth my 4 front teeth are to dirty i feel shame when i talk with somebody i have to go to dentist every month for cleaning they do all teeth but for front 4 teeth they could’t they say cap is only way i can get my smile back can u tell me what will be cost for 4 teeth

July 10th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Karina Says :

you would need to see a dentist to go over your options as whitening and dental crown treatment could help.

April 21st, 2013 at 08:47 PM
kamya sharma Says :

i am 21 yrs old girl i have yellow teeth naturally. i feel shame when i talk with somebody.nt able to smile properly. plz give me suggestion to make them white..
plz reply..

May 22nd, 2013 at 08:47 PM
jazmin Says :

i would like to know does laser teeth witening really work!my teeth are yellow

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