The ugly truth is that millions if not billions of people worldwide suffer from having yellow teeth to varying degrees. Even those who brush and floss and also visit their dentist regularly can still find their teeth to have a yellow shade. In this guide, we will show you the best teeth whitening methods that will help you have a brighter smile in no time.
Let’s face it:
Yellow teeth are not that attractive to look at, and yet not many people are taking the necessary steps in order to get a brighter smile. In the words of John Ray: “Beauty Is Power; A Smile Is Its Sword.” And it’s true, a smile is one of the first things someone will notice about you, and we all want to make a good first impression right?
So if you want to improve your smile and have whiter teeth, than this ultimate guide is for you. We’ll start out with the 3 main causes for yellow teeth and then continue with the best teeth whitening methods that you can do at home.
The 3 Main Causes For Yellow Teeth
Here’s the thing:
If you drink a lot of coffee, tea, or you smoke, you will have problems with the color of your teeth.
Yes, we all drink it, we know about the pro’s and con’s of coffee, and we can’t seem to function without drinking it each day. But did you know that coffee can also be one of the worst things you can consume if you want fresh and white teeth? Contrary to what most people believe, it’s not actually the dark color of the coffee that causes teeth to stain. Instead, it’s the other factors like caffeine and how rough the drink is on your enamel, allowing the color from the coffee to penetrate below the enamel surface, and thus causing tooth discoloring.
Drinking tea is something we all love, it can be calming, refreshing or energizing. But tea can also destroy your beautiful white teeth. You see, tea stains the dental plaque that sits on your teeth and if you don’t brush the plaque away fast, it can penetrate deep into your teeth and discolor the enamel directly (about the same process as with coffee), this leads to an ugly yellow color of your teeth.
Now we know smoking is bad, and we’re not here to judge you if you do smoke, you probably know a million reasons why smoking is not good for your body, but nevertheless, smoking also affects the color of your teeth.
You can probably already see that some of your fingertips are starting to become a bit more yellow and other signs like that such as on your mustache or beard if you are a man, so the same thing happens to your teeth too. That’s because the nicotine and tar that is inside cigarettes are slowly building up on your teeth over time, and allowing the yellow color to go below the surface and stain your teeth. The problem is that the longer you smoke, the darker the stains will become.
As you can see these are just 3 of the things that are making our teeth yellow in color. Most of these “bad” habits are used by billions across the world, almost everybody drinks coffee and tea, and while there is a decline in people smoking cigarettes, it’s still a big problem for the coloring of your teeth.
Now I know what you are thinking, you can’t quit drinking coffee/tea or smoking, and nobody is asking you to do that (at least that’s not the purpose of this guide). Instead, we’re trying to let you know that even if you brush your teeth every day and floss, sometimes it’s still not enough, and you should try some extra special methods that can help you whiten your teeth.
So in this article, we’ve put together the best teeth whitening methods that you can do at home, that won’t do damage to your enamel or harm you at all (unless you overdo it or combine all the methods at once).
You should keep in mind though that these tips are not a substitute for your regular visits to the dentist. Now, you might not see results right away, depending on how yellow your teeth are, and what teeth cleaning techniques you are using. And if you are a heavy smoker or an avid coffee drinker, you might need to follow some extra methods that we’ve also included at the end of the article.