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Yellowish Teeth

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 Singapore Dentists

  • 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 quickly.

Bleahing

  • 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 porcelain.