Having Yellowish teeth does not mean that your teeth are
weak or unhealthy. The colour formed by dentine can be seen
through the relatively translucent enamel. Teeth tends to
darken when people age.
If discolouration of teeth is due to defective enamel or
dentine it could be masked by later of tooth-coloured filling
or a veneer or crown of procelain.
- Veneers are thin shells, or facings, of porcelain that
are cemented onto the front of the teeth in order to
improve the colour or shape of the teeth.
Veneers are made of porcelain so they can crack or chip,
just like natural teeth. One would need to be careful not
to bite on ice or bones. If cracks or chips occur, then the
whole veneer will need to be replaced.
Brush and floss daily to ensure that the margins of the
veneer are kept clean. Do not bite on hard foods that may
crack the porcelain. Go for regular dental checkups so that
any little defects or problems can be detected and treated
- The dentist will find out what sort of stains are, if
its on the surface, they can be polished away. Stains on
the tooth are most often caused by smoking. Drinking large
amounts of coffee or tea can also cause them.
- Accumulated calculus, also known as tartar, can appear
as brown areas near the gum margins. Calculus has to be
removed by your dentist by scaling.
- If the stains are within the structure of the tooth
(intrinsic stains), they cannot be brushed or polished
away. They may need to be masked or covered by a layer of
tooth-coloured material such as composite or