Help! My Teeth Are Yellow 

May 14, 2024
Help! My Teeth Are Yellow 
If your teeth have turned yellow over the years, they don’t have to stay that way. We can help you get your sparkling white smile back. Read on to find out how!

You brush your teeth twice a day, every day. You floss. You go to the dentist. And yet, when you look at your smile in the mirror, you’re not happy. Why?

Your teeth look yellow! They used to be a sparkling white, but that’s faded over time, and now they’re a dull yellowish color that you don’t like. Is all lost? Will your teeth ever be white again?

In order, the answers are no and yes. Here at Reality Bites Dental, we know how important your smile is to you. That’s why our expert team has several options to get your teeth looking white and new again.

Reasons why your teeth may be yellow

The reasons your teeth are yellow can vary from age to genetics to your lifestyle choices. As you age, the white enamel on your teeth becomes thinner, allowing the yellow dentin underneath to show through more and more. You may also just have genes that cause your teeth to be slightly yellow or become stained easily.

Probably the biggest factor in yellow teeth is what you eat and drink. If you frequently eat and drink dark liquids and foods such as coffee, soda, wine, berries, and tomatoes, the color particles can penetrate your enamel over time, leaving your teeth yellow and dull.

Smoking and various medications can also sometimes cause your teeth to become yellow.

How we can make your teeth white again

Given these issues, you might think we’re fighting a losing battle to get your teeth white, but we have a couple of good weapons at our disposal.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is likely the option you thought of first. We offer both in-office and in-home treatments. With the office treatment, we cover your teeth with a powerful whitening solution to blast apart those surface stains. This treatment can whiten your teeth several shades in just one visit.

If you choose the in-home option, we give you a set of trays and our professional whitening gel as part of our Lifetime Whitening Program.


Sometimes, your teeth may be stained so badly that even whitening treatments don’t fully work. In cases like these, veneers may be your best bet.

Veneers are thin ceramic or porcelain shells that fit over your existing teeth. They mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth, and the color is custom-matched exactly to your existing teeth as well.

We remove a small layer of enamel from your teeth, allowing room for your veneers to fit properly. Next, we use digital imaging to measure the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth so the veneers can be custom-made for your mouth. 

You may wear temporary veneers while the new ones are being made. Once they arrive from the lab, we adhere them to your teeth with special cement, and your new white smile is complete.

If you’re looking for a dentist to brighten your smile, call the Reality Bites Dental office in San Antonio at 210-399-5951 or use our online scheduler to book an appointment at your convenience!

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