Which teeth shades are easier to whiten?

In general if your teeth are yellow, it will be easier to make them whiter. Gray teeth are harder to whiten. The easiest way to find out what to expect from teeth whitening is to talk to your dentist. Some people have teeth that are naturally yellow (the yellow color is not result of stains) and in their case it will be harder to whiten their teeth considerably.

Nonetheless, as we age we might consider which teeth shades are easier to whiten. Despite our best hygiene, teeth age as we do. Natural tooth shade whether yellow, brown or gray will be a dependent upon substances that have affected our teeth such as eating habits and choice of foods or by regular drinking or smoking.

Tooth shade varies between individuals and these conditions demand specific approaches. Gray teeth shade is increased by minerals and fluoride found in local water and may now be targeted by contemporary whitening strategies including an at home whitening that can be applied routinely.

Yellow shade is normally the easiest to whiten. The need to whiten the natural color must be tempered with restraint and professional advice since strength of the application will dictate the time the teeth are exposed to the peroxide. Still, much of this whitening regimen can be attended to at home and by the patient themselves.

Whitening toothpastes are available over the counter for regular brushing. Dentists can dispense at-home whitening trays filled with bleaching compounds fitted to the teeth.

Amorphous Calcium Phosphate together with fluoride and a sensitivity reducing compound is also effective whether teeth are yellow, gray or brown in shade.

In-office treatment may be necessary for the application of laser teeth whitening, a cosmetic procedure to literally “lighten” and whiten the teeth. This may be necessary in more extreme cases or when results are required immediately.

Whatever the choice for teeth whitening, however, good consistent oral hygiene and good nutrition are the key for whitening and maintaining your healthy smile.



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