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Can Teeth Whitening Treatments Help Get Rid of Yellow Teeth?

By: Dr. Vivian Throop


At City of Oaks Dental, Dr. Vivian Throop and our caring team understand how stained or discolored teeth can adversely impact your self-esteem and how confident a bright, white smile can make you feel. With this in mind, we are proud to provide a selection of professional-strength teeth whitening options, both in office and at home, to help you get the beautiful smile and boosted self-esteem you deserve. Keep reading for a closer look at the exciting results that may be possible with professional dentist-performed teeth whitening in Raleigh, NC.

Why are my teeth yellow?

There are many factors that can contribute to the discoloration, staining, and yellowing of teeth. Some of the most common causes of tooth staining include:

  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Plaque and tartar buildup
  • Regular consumption of staining beverages, like coffee, tea, and red wine
  • Certain medications

What’s the most effective way to whiten my teeth?

Although there are a number of at-home teeth whitening products available today, these kits are typically only able to address superficial staining, and their results may not be reliable or long-lasting. Additionally, many at-home tooth whitening strips and gels leave patients with uncomfortable sensitivity that can linger. For the most effective, longest-lasting results with the fewest side effects, professional teeth whitening is the treatment of choice.

How is professional teeth whitening performed?

At City of Oaks Dental, Dr. Throop will first examine your teeth to assess the nature and extent of your discoloration to recommend the most appropriate course of action for you. She will also take into account your lifestyle and other factors. We are proud to offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options, both of which can help to dramatically brighten your yellow or discolored smile. One notable advantage of in-office vs. at-home teeth whitening is that our in-office treatments can typically whiten your smile up to several shades in just about one hour, while the at-home kits may take longer to produce optimal results. Advantages of the at-home option include added convenience and comfort, as we use the advanced iTero Element™ 5D intraoral scanner to take digital vs. physical impressions to create your whitening trays.

How much whiter will your teeth be after professional teeth whitening?

Results of professional teeth whitening treatments will vary from patient to patient based on the nature and severity of their initial staining, the type of treatment performed, their dental hygiene, and other lifestyle and behavioral factors. Generally speaking, patients are often able to achieve a smile that is up to several shades whiter. To help maintain your newly whitened smile after teeth whitening, it is important to continue a proper dental care routine, minimize your intake of staining foods and beverages, and abstain from smoking.

Say goodbye to yellow teeth and hello to a stunning new smile with professional teeth whitening in Raleigh, NC

If you are self-conscious about showing off your teeth, we are here to help. Take the first step toward getting a smile you’ll love by calling City of Oaks Dental to schedule your Raleigh, NC, teeth whitening consultation with Dr. Vivian Throop today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.