As we age, our teeth age too, and begin to turn gray or yellow. This is not a reflection of our bad dental hygiene, but instead our age. The older you get, the more difficult it is to keep your teeth white. However, if you get a professional whitening treatment, you can turn the clock back and look years younger -and who does not want that?
DISEASE OR MEDICINE
In some cases, people’s teeth change color because of a disease or a medication used to treat an illness. Several medicines cause a yellowing or graying of the teeth, including chemotherapy medicine. Professional whitening can help you get your teeth whiter after your therapy is completed.
Many adults who were born in the last 40 years have mouths full of silver amalgam fillings. At the time, the filling seems to have been the wave of the future, but we now know silver fillings can work to stain teeth yellow because of the fillings around them.
If you have a lot of silver fillings, you may also want to think about getting those fillings replaced with something else to help keep your teeth white. Professional cleaning can restore those teeth to their beautiful whiteness.