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Yellow Teeth

Feeling self-conscious about having yellow teeth? You're not alone. And we can help.

Brushing twice a day? Using whitening toothpaste? Flossing? You might feel like you’re doing everything possible to try and whiten your teeth - but they’re still yellow.

Don't worry. Yellow teeth can be professionally treated with a simple visit or two to see us. Yellow or stained teeth can knock your confidence and lower your self-esteem but it doesn't need to be permanent. There's lots of ways to treat yellow teeth that are cost-effective and long-lasting.

Symptoms of yellow teeth

Yellow teeth can be disheartening. You might have a couple of yellow or discoloured teeth - or it could be that all of your teeth are yellow or stained. The signs of yellow or discoloured teeth are usually fairly obvious. You’ll usually notice the yellow teeth stand out against your standard tooth colour.

Sometimes all of your teeth will be discoloured or stained and you notice it in a photograph with other people. If you’re worried about the colour of your teeth, book an appointment with a dentist to discuss your options.

Causes of yellow teeth

There's a few different causes of yellow teeth. Smoking and drinking coffee regularly can stain your teeth over time. Other food and drinks including fizzy drinks and red wine can be the culprits. In some cases, having thin tooth enamel can be the reason behind your yellow teeth.

There are also a few other causes of yellow teeth including:

  • Some diseases
  • Certain medications
  • Your age
  • Trauma or injury to your teeth

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Have questions?

The cost of treating yellow teeth will depend on the condition of your teeth. In some situations you may need other dental work done before the dentist can whiten your teeth. We offer two different teeth whitening options - in-chair whitening and take-home whitening. Both of these treatments require a consultation with a dentist first to make sure your teeth are in a suitable condition to be whitened. The price of whitening varies across locations and practices. At the consultation visit, your dentist will advise of the overall cost.

There's a few different causes behind yellow teeth. Don’t worry. Most causes of yellow or stained teeth are nothing to stress about. With regular dentist appointments, good oral hygiene and a good diet you can prevent more serious dental problems from occurring. Yellow teeth after often caused by poor oral health and diet and from smoking. If you have concerns about yellow teeth we recommend you book an appointment with a dentist.

Yellow teeth can usually be treated and help you feel good about your smile. The best, proven way to whiten teeth is by getting professional whitening treatment from a dentist. To start the whitening process and check if your teeth are suitable for whitening treatment, book an appointment at your local Lumino practice.

Yes. You can greatly reduce your chances of developing yellow teeth by taking good care of your oral health. That means a combination of at-home dental care and building a great relationship with your dentist.

We recommend daily healthy habits and regular visits to the dentist. For optimum oral health:

  • Practice good oral hygiene habits at home including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day
  • Book hygiene visits with an oral hygienist or oral health therapist twice each year
  • Book routine exam and x-rays visits with your dentist once each year

It also helps to avoid tobacco use and excess consumption of coffee, tea, fizzy drinks and alcohol. Try switching out some of your daily drinks for water instead.

The Lumino Dental Plan is a cost-effective way to ensure your oral health is given the priority it deserves. It’s an affordable ongoing subscription plan that keeps you on top of your oral health. We know that when you look after your oral health properly with regular preventative care, you’ll be less likely to need to see a dentist in an emergency. You’re also likely to spend less money at the dentist over time.

We get it. We’re New Zealand’s largest group of dentists so we’ve seen more scared patients than any other dental practice in the country. For most people who are scared about visiting the dentist it’s because they’ve had a bad experience in the past. Relax. Our gentle and compassionate dentists understand how you feel. Whether you’re anxious or worried about experiencing more pain or the potential cost of the treatment, the best thing to do is to let us know how you feel. Making sure you feel comfortable is part of our job.

What next

Learn more about what's next by viewing some possible treatments. We recommend you book an appointment with a dentist for specific advice about your symptoms. You can search for your nearest practice and book online today.