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My teeth are yellow.They are not yellow by birth. But I didn't do good brushing and also sometimes left it. I want to know that can my teeth become white. Please tell me. I am very upset. I have just spoiled whole my school and social fun due to this. - Asked by A G on 19-Dec-2015 17:28:36

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    Answered by Dr. I Vijayalakshmi Murthy on 20-Dec-2015 09:43:15

    Hi A G

    Sometimes difficult problems have easy solutions ! 
    Please develop a daily routine of good oral hygiene habits that will help get rid of the plaque and stains on the teeth.
    You need to begin by brushing your teeth at least twice daily, flossing in between the teeth everyday, 
    rinsing your mouth and cleaning your tongue too. Please avoid consuming colored beverages and fizzy drinks.
    To help your teeth regain their color naturally, you can brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste, occasionally.
    The effects from whitening toothpastes are temporary and on prolonged use, your teeth might become sensitive.
    For  longer-lasting results and for whiter, brighter teeth, it is best to get your teeth whitened by your dentist.
    It takes 20 to 40 minute in the denist's office and can be done in just one visit.
    Teeth whitening is painless and you can walk out with a dazzling smile.
    If you are below 18 years, you would need to check with your parents first. 
    There are many options to fit your budget and your dentist will suggest the best procedure suitable for your teeth. 
    So there is really no reason for you to stay upset !

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    Answered by Dr. Jyothirmai Talasila on 21-Dec-2015 12:11:54

    Bright smile is important for confidence and socializiing. Just like having shower and grooming hair, dressing well, brunshing teeth should be routine and important to have clean teeth and fresh breath. 

    Brush and floss daily twice, most important is to brush and floss at night before bed and make sure to brush your tongue all the way back until you gag. The reason for bad breath is clean mouth for which clean tongue is also important, expecially when you have sinus issues, allergies etc that cause post-nasal drip on back of your tongue. This is common to all of us, so don't panic. Keep up with routine brushing habits along with regular every 6month dentist check up and ask questions that you have while following the care instructions they give you.

    Besides the above mentioned, teeth whitening options can be discussed with your dentist that better match your teeth (sensitivity of teeth etc).

    Hope this is helpful and keep smiling.

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