There are so many products in the market today that are marketed to be the answer to yellow or discolored teeth. To be fair, some of them do work as common household products.
But if you have thin enamel or discolored dentin, these whitening products will only serve to do more harm than good. The rule of thumb is the thinner your enamel, the darker the dentin will be, which means your teeth appear more yellow.
Other Options for Darkened DentinContrary to some people's belief, yellow teeth are not usually a direct result of poor hygiene. Acid reflux is one of the conditions that can thin your enamel. Cigarettes also damage your enamel. Unfortunately for you, your teeth are always going to leave a bad or a good first impression on people.
For instance, applicants with bad teeth are less likely to get employment; they won't also likely get high-profile positions. Yellowed teeth also cause self-esteem issues, which cause people to isolate themselves in social settings.
With whitening products out of the question, the best option for you, therefore, is veneers or crowns. These are merely used to cover your teeth, but they can last between seven to 20 years, depending on the quality of the product.
Porcelains, of course, are considered first-rate, so they command the highest price. Visit us so we can give you a full assessment of your teeth, and provide an estimate of how much it would cost to put some veneers or crowns to mask the discolored dentin.
Come see us and we will explain to your many options in case of discolored dentin as a result of disease or aging. Don't believe all those magic products in the market today because you might end up causing more harm to your teeth in the long term.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (509) 590-1763 today.