You might think you know why your smile looks yellow. You figure it’s the coffee you’re drinking, the results of that bright yellow soda you keep consuming, etc. However, what you may fail to notice is that there may be more to what’s going on than you readily observe. While the staining pigments in foods and drinks can certainly contribute to a smile that appears sunny, rather than snow white, remember that a quick cup of just one beverage isn’t going to be what instantly turns your smile from vibrant to yellowed. Consider details from our Auburn Hills, MI team and remember: We offer teeth whitening when you need it!
#1: What You’re Wearing Near Your Face
Do you sometimes think you need to see us about teeth whitening but other days your smile that you were just so sure looked yellow suddenly seems much cooler and calmer and … even white? Remember that natural dental tissue isn’t naturally bright white. It has variations to it and will generally have a slightly warm undertone. As a result, when you wear very warm colors, you are more likely to illuminate those warm tones. When you wear something neutral or cool, you’re doing the opposite. So, keep the following in mind:
- Wearing red, orange, or yellow (it could be a top or lipstick, etc.) near your face may cause your smile to appear yellowed
- Wearing white, grey, black, or cool tones like blues and purples will help your smile appear whiter!
#2: Your Decision Not To Brush
It’s not just the fact that you’re having marathon coffee drinking sessions on a daily basis or are really into yellow or orange sports drinks these days. True, they will have an effect on your smile over time and you will eventually start thinking about teeth whitening for yourself. The problem might be that you’re not rinsing with water afterwards and you’re not brushing enough. When you let staining pigments rest on your smile, they do what you expect: They stain! Limit discoloration by getting staining beverages and other foods off of your teeth. Brush at least twice a day to help keep discoloration at bay.
See Us Soon For Teeth Whitening
If you think your smile could use a perk up, so it looks brighter, speak with us about how teeth whitening may help! To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.