What You Should Know about Yellow Teeth

Yellow teeth are more than an embarrassment. They also may indicate problems with your oral health. Do not simply try to get rid of the stains with an over the counter whitening treatment; make an appointment with Dr. Frame, Santa Clara cosmetic dentist. Dr. Frame can whiten your teeth and help you to prevent future yellowing from taking place.

Yellow teeth have many causes. Smoking, drinking staining beverages such as coffee or tea, and aging are just a few of the prime culprits for causing yellow teeth. However, yellow teeth may also be a sign of tartar buildup. When patients do not brush and floss regularly or thoroughly enough, harmful bacteria in the mouth mix with food particles and white blood cells to form a transparent sticky film called plaque. If plaque is allowed to build up, it will harden into a yellow film called tartar. The bacteria in tartar secrete acids that are hard on the tooth enamel and cause the gum inflammation that is associated with periodontal disease.

Tartar can only be removed by a dental professional, which is why it is important to visit Dr. Frame for regular cleanings and examinations. Dr. Frame can remove the plaque and tartar before it has the opportunity to develop into a more serious oral health problem.

Whether your yellow teeth are the result of tartar buildup or of stains, Dr. Frame, specialist for teeth whitening in Santa Clara, can help. In addition to removing plaque and tartar, Dr. Frame performs teeth whitening treatments that can remove years of stains in just one short office visit.

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