How to avoid getting yellow teeth

When we look at celebrities, it is easy for us to be jealous about the state of their teeth as they always seem to be perfect, white, and shiny. A recent study has highlighted that over 30 percent of the population in the UK are not happy with the way that their smile looks.

Additionally, 90 percent of patients who visit a dentist say that they would rather have a whiter smile than they currently do. Yellow teeth are something that indicate that people do not take proper care of their teeth, which can suggest poor hygiene overall.

In fact, this is not always the case, and yellow teeth is something that happen to you even if you take excellent care of your teeth. As you get older your teeth do tend to change colour, not because of poor care, but simply because they are getting older.

If you are thinking about getting your teeth whitened then it’s going to be quite a costly process, so you will probably think about how long the whitening is going to last. This really depends on the sort of lifestyle that you lead.

If you drink a lot of dark liquids such as red wine, coffee, or cola, then your teeth are going to yellow more quickly. It is estimated that if you have your teeth whitened and consume a lot of these beverages then the effect is going to last for around three years.

Fortunately, once you have had your teeth whitened once you will be able to top up the procedure by a quick visit which will actually cost less. This will remove some of the yellowing that has happened since your last visit and maintain that pearly white look for a longer time. If you are interested in having your teeth whitened you should make sure you talk to your dentist.