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The Main Causes of Yellow Teeth

Genetics profile can also determine whether your teeth are white or yellow in colour. However it is important to point out that you don’t actually inherit the colour, but rather the thickness of your enamel. When your family members have thin enamel it is highly likely that you will have it too, which will result in dentil layer being more yellow. It is important to mention that in rare cases there are also some genetic disorders, which affect teeth development. One of these conditions is called Dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI) and can be responsible for extremely thin layer of enamel. People who have this condition tend to have weaker than normal teeth, which are in yellow colour.

tobacco-yellow-teethWhen it comes to tobacco everyone knows how dangerous it can be to our health and also it can affect the colour of our teeth too. Both chewing and smoking of tobacco can create stains on the enamel of your teeth. It is extremely difficult to remove this staining; therefore within time it affect appearance of your teeth a lot. It is important to mention that the higher the tar and nicotine ratio is in the tobacco product the more staining it will create. Best way to avoid this is of course quit smoking since it is not only bad four your teeth colour, but also can cause other health issues.

Age can be another cause of your teeth getting yellow. When we become older the layer of enamel also starts to become thinner. As a consequence of thinner layer of enamel, yellow colour becomes more visible.

Traumas that cause your teeth to be injured might also result in having yellow teeth. When young adults or children those teeth are still in a development stage fall or injure their teeth it can affect the development of enamel and as a result this might lead to discoloration of teeth. When similar trauma happens to adults this can also result in teeth becoming yellow in colour. When a trauma occurs this can damage a pulp of your teeth. A dying pulp might discolour the inside of your teeth, so it might be a good idea to consider removing it.

Inadequate oral hygiene habits can be another cause of yellow teeth. People who don’t flush and brush their teeth regularly let strains from foods to formulate and tartar to develop on their teeth. The other problem is that some people don’t know how to properly brush their teeth and they might leave some plague on their teeth, which later turns into tartar. As a consequence of bad hygiene habits your teeth will be more likely to become yellow in colour. So even though you might be away from your home and can’t follow proper oral hygiene a simple rinsing with water can help to remove most of the stain.

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Certain medications can be also responsible for your teeth being yellow. Both doxycycline and tetracycline might cause this if they are given to children who are younger than eight years old. Also children might also develop yellow teeth in cases when these antibiotics are given to their mother while being pregnant. Teeth discoloration can be also caused by medications for asthma, high blood pressure and various antipsychotics medications. There are also a few medical treatments that can cause your teeth to become yellow. These include radiation and chemotherapy for treating cancers such as neck and head. Both of these treatments can be a cause of discoloration of the teeth.

The other common cause of yellow teeth especially among children is large fluoride intake. This can be caused by drinking water with high fluoride levels or using rinses, toothpastes and supplements that contain it.

There are quite a lot of foods and drinks that can affect the colour of your teeth. Some of these foods leave stains on your teeth, which affect the colour of your teeth. Some of the foods that are known to cause staining are berries, coffee, tea, whine (red and white) and others. A useful trick to avoid staining from beverages is to drink them through a straw. Also there are quite a lot of foods that contains acids in them; therefore this can negatively affect your teeth enamel. Some examples of foods and drinks that are acidic are sports drinks, soda, cola and etc.

So as you can see there are quite a lot of factors that can determine the colour of your teeth. Although some of the factors like aging, traumas and genetics cannot be controlled, there are quite a lot causes that can be prevented by following simple daily routines and avoiding certain foods and drinks.

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The Teeth Whitening Diet

Teeth whitening is a great way to boost any smile.  If you have teeth that are discoloured, maybe due to smoking, regular coffee / tea drinking or they’re just not as white as you’d like them to be a teeth whitening treatment can show instant results and brighten your smile.

One aspect that can be over looked with teeth whitening is how to maintain your bright new smile and look after your newly whitened teeth.  The first 48 hours are of particular importance and there are foods that can cause discoloration during this period and potentially ruin your bright new smile.

To prevent this from happening we have developed a ‘Teeth Whitening Diet’ that you can take when you have had your teeth whitened.   Our ‘white diet’ indicates food and drink that are safe to eat and also points out common foods you should try and avoid.  Our ‘White Diet’ plan is summarised below:

Teeth Whitening Diet Summary

Selection of drinks that are allowed (with regards to teeth whitening! remember to always drink responsibly)
Still or sparkling water, lemonade, skimmed milk, clear alcoholic drinks such as white wine and gin.

Selection of foods that are allowed after teeth whitening treatment
Turkey, white fish, white rice,  baked potato and bananas.

Selection of drinks that should be avoided
Tea, coffee, fizzy drinks such as cola, beer and red wine.

Selection of foods that should be avoided after teeth whitening treatment
Carrots, peas, apples, chocolate, sweets, margarine and butter.

And you should definitely avoid smoking

Looking after your teeth and improving your overall dental hygiene will help keep your teeth whiter for longer.  After whitening treatment it is important to take extra care to ensure that the whitening will last and can be at its most effective.

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What's the difference between Carbamide Peroxide & Hydrogen Peroxide ?

 

Difference between Carbamide & Hydrogen Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two most commonly used active ingredients for any teeth whitening product and procedure. Without the use of either of these ingredients, it is just not possible to bring about that whiteness. Although these two ingredients are closely related, several points of difference isolate them. It is due to these differences that certain whitening products and procedures prefer carbamide peroxide, while others settle down for hydrogen peroxide.

Usually, both these ingredients carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are believed to produce the same results. However, there are differences which make these two very similar ingredients different from the other.

When you are to compare between these two ingredients and their strength to produce whiteness, they would perform almost the same jobs without fail.

Using the Ingredients for Teeth Whitening

As a matter of fact, there are some dental professionals who prefer to use both these types of peroxide teeth whiteners for extremely good results. Also, these ingredients are used in combination to formulate a wide range of teeth whitening gels and products

To be fair, dentists do not recognize any difference, although there are some teeth whitening professionals who use hydrogen peroxide and not carbamide peroxide. But before getting in to all of that, it is important to know why hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide is used for teeth whitening.

The purpose of whiteners

Well, teeth whitening is basically a procedure that involves the bleaching of your teeth. Bleaching the outer layers of your teeth creates a whitening effect. Peroxide is a bleaching agent.

Our teeth develop stains and discolorations over time. It is due to years of food habits, poor oral hygiene and certain medications that these stains become increasingly stubborn, removing them permanently is an extremely difficult task to achieve. However, with teeth whitening products and ingredients, the job has now been simplified.

When stained teeth are concerned, "free radicals" must be used for breaking down the darkened compounds that are entrapped inside the enamel layer of our teeth. This results in the formation of certain byproducts during the process of oxidation. These byproducts are usually colorless, which creates a whitening effect on the teeth.

It is a fact that free radicals are required for whitening, which is released by certain peroxide compounds like hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. However, hydrogen peroxide is known for doing the job more efficiently.

Are both Hydrogen Peroxide and Carbamide Peroxide the Same?

No! They are different peroxide based products containing different levels of peroxide in them. There is a typical ratio of 3:1 between these two compounds, which means 6% of hydrogen peroxide is equal to 18% of carbamide peroxide. Therefore, products containing hydrogen peroxide are often weaker than that of carbamide peroxide.

The Difference

Hydrogen peroxide is available in its purest form. It is neither combined with other chemicals, nor does it require any chemical compound to maintain its stability. While on the other hand, carbamide peroxide is born out of hydrogen peroxide. It is basically hydrogen peroxide plus urea (carbon plus nitrogen).

During the use of hydrogen peroxide, the compound breaks down into oxygen and water, which penetrates through the enamel of the teeth and breaks apart the chains of carbon molecules primarily responsible for causing stains. This is basically the process of oxidation that results in whiter teeth, and a fantastic whitening effect.

On the other hand, carbamide peroxide contains hydrogen peroxide in it as its most active ingredient. This actually compels the compound to take a step further to achieve the whiteness. This means that carbamide peroxide will have to work much harder than hydrogen peroxide had to.

Hydrogen Peroxide Releases Free Radicals at a Higher Rate

It is true that hydrogen peroxide releases free radicals at an increased rate than carbamide peroxide. This makes hydrogen peroxide more efficient in whitening than its other counterparts. This rapid development of free radicals often makes the process of whitening much easier and quicker, which is why some of the most expensive teeth whitening treatments now offer hydrogen peroxide whitening.

However, there are certain advantages of using carbamide peroxide as well. Carbamide peroxide is a stable compound that breaks down in to hydrogen peroxide and urea and releases free radicals to whiten you teeth. As the transformation is time-consuming, it is believed that free radicals will be produced at a sustained rate, thereby giving you controlled whiteness. The only difference here is at the speed at which the ingredients carry out whitening.

As different proponents have different opinions about the teeth whitening ingredients, it is often very difficult for us to understand the difference. It is true that both these compounds – hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are not the same. However, there is only a subtle difference between them that needs to be understood. It is due to this difference that various teeth whiteners are either using any of these as active ingredients, or sometimes both of these ingredients for improved results.

Hydrogen peroxide and/or carbamide peroxide is contained in almost all the products that are teeth whiteners.

 

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Which Take Home Kit do I buy ?

 

CelebritySmile.com.au has the best and highest quality of Eternal White DIY Take Home Whitening Kits that we sell. 

 

1. Advanced Mp3 HeadSet Kit - (our recommendation)

The Advanced Mp3 Headset Kit is the most popular and possibly the easiest to use. Simply insert the cheek retractor, apply the 6% hydrogen peroxide gel formula, turn on the 24 powerful blue LED light, sit back and relax while you listen to your favourite tunes, simply repeat this process 2 times in 30 minute intervals once every 3 months. Generally most people will drop anywhere from 3 - 8 shades lighter depending on the current condition and staining of their teeth. This take home kit is identicle to what we offer as a In Chair Clinic Treatment - but the major advantage is that you have enough gel formula for up to 15 applications and that equates to 5 complete In Chair Treatments making it the most cost effective teeth whitening treatment in Australia. The gel formula is dental grade and dentists can charge anywhere between $500-$1000 for the same treatment.

Remember if you purchase the Advanced Mp3 Headset Kit we will also give you FREE delivery Australia wide !!

 

2. Advanced Eternal WhiteTake Home Kit

This dental grade Advanced Home Kit is also very popular as it comes complete with handy travel bag, 2 x Carbamide Peroxide or Non Peroxide Gel applicator pens, mini powerful blue LED light, clear cheek retractor, desentisizing gel for after treatment and shade guide. This system also utilizes carbamide peroxide gel formula or non peroxide gel formula and will give you a noticable brighter and whiter smile after just one use. We guarantee 5 shades in 5 days*. The best value for money home teeth whitening kit with fantastic results and coupled with FREE delivery Australia wide.

 

3. Eternal White Kits - 2 Pen Packs with Carbamide Peroxide, Non Peroxide or Hydrogen Peroxide

Our super value for money kits are the multi pen pack Eternal White Kits or top up gel packs, they are very cost effective and easy to use. Simply insert the cheek retractor, apply the Carbamide Peroxide Gel, Non Peroxide Gel formula and allow the gel formula to do it works for 20-30 minutes at a time lifting and oxidising yellow stains. These kits come in 2 Pen Pack amount to have your keep your teeth in white pristine condition all year round. They work best if used daily for 3-5 consecutive days, you will notice dramatic results of whiter teeth after 7 days and exceptional results after 10 days use. It is recommended to only purchase the Eternal White 2 Pen Pack - Hydrogen Peroxide if you have purchased the Mp3 Headset Kit. This is the gel that is required to be activated by the blue LED light to speed up the whitening process.

 

 

This overview of all our Take Home Teeth Whitening Kits we sell should allow you to decide which product is best suited for your individual needs. All our products are FDA approved from the United States comply with ACCC & Australian Poisons standards and are safe for oral use if used correctly. Remember individual results will vary based on personal DNA, condition of teeth, amount of staining, medical factors and most importantly lifestyle, eating and drinking habits. We recommend you visit your dentist for professional advise when making a descision on which product would best suit your teeth.

 

Teeth Whitening is also about maintenance, once you brighten and whiten your teeth you should avoid certain staining agents like coffee, smoking, coloured fizzy drinks and red wine in order to keep your teeth whiter and brighter. Our recommendation is to use the professional Advanced Mp3 Headset Kit and if desired whiten your teeth once every 3-6 months with 2x30 min sessions to maintain whiteness and brightness at a desired level. Best of all this kit also comes with FREE Australia wide delivery.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at sales@celebritysmile.com.au

 

 

 

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