Expert Explains How To Avoid Getting Yellow Teeth After Dentist Shared Common Mistake People Make

By Haider Ali in Health and Fitness On 1st July 2024

Dental professionals have offered advice on preventing the dreaded yellow teeth.

It seems like our ordinary-looking teeth are no longer good enough because of social media influencers and programs like Love Island.

Who wouldn't feel a bit self-conscious, after all, when we're continuously exposed to pictures of perfectly straight, white teeth (also known as veneers)?

Fortunately, there are many ways you can take care of your teeth at home. 

Bleaching agents such as baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can be found in some toothpastes. Getty Images

You don't need to take drastic measures like traveling to Turkey for a new set of veneers to feel more confident.

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Dr. Shaadi Manouchehri, who goes by @dr.shaadi.manouchehri on social media, recently shared a piece. 

She discussed how cleaning your teeth after breakfast or first thing in the morning damages your enamel, which can eventually cause your teeth to have a yellow tint similar to tea staining.

Don't panic if you've been guilty of neglecting to clean your teeth right before bed or right after an acidic beverage; there are a number of strategies to prevent or treat discolored teeth.

Of course, not every supermarket product that promises to transform your teeth into a Hollywood smile in a matter of days will live up to the hype.

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However, chances are good that it will improve the way your teeth look.

Additionally, it's a good idea to seek for toothpaste that contains hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, both of which act as bleaching agents and can lighten stained teeth.

Most of our teeth look like this - and its absolutely fine. Getty Images

But watch out not to overuse it, as too much use can also harm your teeth.

While Colgate claims that a concentration of three to six percent is appropriate for use, the American Dental Association states that hydrogen peroxide should not exceed 3.6%.

Over the past few years, whitening trays and strips have gained popularity as a quick fix, but it's crucial to avoid overusing them.

Due to their acidic and/or sugary qualities, which are abrasive to your teeth, carbonated beverages, citrus fruit drinks, and red wine can also discolor your teeth.

Berries, tomato-based sauces, and curries are among the foods that might erode your enamel.

Not that we're advocating you live on water and bland veggies—that would be awful—but moderation is the key when it comes to eating anything.

Your teeth should be fine if you limit your intake of sugary foods, take care of your dental health, and occasionally use whitening strips or hydrogen peroxide toothpaste.