Yellow Teeth – Causes and Treatment

When we were young, we had a mouth full of sparkling white teeth. However, as we age, our teeth get more yellow. For some people, this happens in their teens, for others, in their early 20’s or 30’s. But no matter when it happens, it has the same result; it makes our teeth look old.
In today’s society, we are judged first and foremost by our smile.  A beautiful smile is the number one way that people determine whether or not you are a beautiful person. It influences everything they think about you, even if the person looking at you is not consciously aware of this fact. However, when your teeth are yellow, it can send a negative message to the outside world. Most people are painfully aware of the fact that their teeth are yellow,.
When your teeth aren’t sparkling white, your confidence suffers. If you’re confidence suffers, it will affect other avenues of your life, both personally and professionally. You might not get the promotion you wanted, or approach that good-looking person at the other end of the bar. Even though it’s considered cosmetic, yellow teeth can affect every part of your life.

What Makes Teeth Yellow?

yellow-teethYellow teeth are caused by a variety of factors. Some of these are in your control and some of them are not. It’s natural for teeth yellow as they age., A lifetime of food and drink will eventually cause that to be true. However, some food and drinks will cause this yellowing to happen faster than others.
Among the food and drinks that accelerate yellowing are wine, juice, soda, apples, chocolate and just about anything with a high acid or sugar content. Tobacco can also cause teeth to yellow prematurely.
Additionally, poor health can also affect your teeth. Trauma to your teeth as a child, certain types of medicines or even certain types of diseases can all yellow teeth.

How a Dentist Whitens Yellow Teeth

Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, you don’t have to go through life with yellow teeth.  A dentist can whiten your teeth with teeth whitening gels, most often made with hydrogen peroxide, combined with a laser. Once, dentist only used teeth whitening gels to whiten teeth. However, then they discovered that teeth whitening gels were much more effective when activated by a laser. This reduced the average number of visits from 20 to around 4. While normal teeth whitening with just gels took hours and many repeat visits, laser teeth whitening could be done in as little as 45 minutes and show results in far fewer visits.

A Better Way To Whiten Yellow Teeth…

Professional laser whitening is a great way to whiten yellow teeth. However, it has one main drawback; it’s very expensive. Most often, laser teeth whitening can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Additionally, it’s considered cosmetic by most insurance companies and not part of normal tooth maintenance.  Because of this, the entire cost of whitening your teeth will fall on your shoulders alone.
It’s this huge expense that convinces people to look for an at-home whitening solution.  Until recently, the only at-home solutions were whitening toothpaste, strips and many kinds of home remedies with dubious results.
Today, there is another way to whiten teeth at home. Today there is Whiten®.

About Whiten®

Similar to the way laser whitening treatment works, Whiten® is an at-home treatment that combines the power of light, (called a luminator) with the power of gels to give you an effective whitening system in your own home.
The process is very simple. You simply attach the mouthpiece to the base of the luminator and apply the gel in the lower and upper mouthpiece. Then, you bite the mouthpiece and turn on the light. It’s simple, hands-free and best of all, can work in as little as 10 minutes. The results can be seen almost instantly. The first week several treatments are required to undo decades worth of yellowing. Few people need more than five treatments with Whiten® and many people can get by in as few as three. Then, they only touch-up their teeth as needed for a beautiful, white smile.

Better than the Dentist’s Office

There are many reasons people choose Whiten® over whitening their yellow teeth in a dentist’s office. Most often, these reasons revolve around price, convenience, and ease-of-use.


Whereas it costs thousands to whiten teeth in a dentist’s office, it costs as little as $3 a treatment to whiten your teeth at home using Whiten®. That’s a significant savings and one most people can benefit from.


Getting your teeth whitened in the dentist’s office involves making the time to go and sitting there for at least 45 minutes. Not to mention, there’s the time that it takes to get to the dentist’s office and get back. While some people make these appointments during their lunch hours, it’s a stressful way to spend lunch.  With Whiten®, not only can you whiten your teeth in the privacy of your own home, it can be done as little as 10 minutes. Additionally, you can do other things while your teeth are being whitened at home, like watch TV, read a book or use the computer.


In addition to being easy to use, it’s also relatively pain-free. Dentists use higher concentrations of a mild acid for teeth whitening. That’s why oftentimes, people come out of a tooth whitening session from a dentist with their gums feeling sore and inflamed. Whiten® uses a much milder concentration of acid in their gel. However, it still works just as well as professional whitening.

When it comes to at-home teeth whitening, few products can beat Whiten®. Not only does it work better than just about every at-home product available, it works almost as good as professional whitening. Additionally, it can be done in only 10 minutes within the privacy of your own home and cause little to no irritation. None of this is true of professional dental whitenings. When your teeth are yellow, it affects your confidence and every facet of your life. Fortunately, they don’t have to stay yellow. Today, whitening teeth at home is easier than ever before.