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A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have really yellow teeth. i brush once a day with crest. but i need help how to whiten them?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Need help: See dentist for professional cleaning. Learn how to properly clean your teeth (if you're only brushing 1x/day for less than 2 minutes each time, you're failing). Your dentist can then recommend the best whitening system for you.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Teeth Whitening: Fortunately, professional teeth whitening/bleaching is an incredibly effective and fast way to lighten or altogether eliminate stains and achieve a naturally white smile.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the fastest way to whiten really yellow teeth?

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
A visit to dentist: The fastest way to whiten your teeth is to avoid ineffective methods ; products, as well as being informed what is reasonable to expect. It is best to visit a dentist for a consult. A dentist will take a current shade, so that you will be able to see how much whitening can be typically achieved with a given method. If that is not white enough, porcelain veneers could be an option also.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I brush my teeth 2 times a day and they are yellow why?

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Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Natural shade: Teeth are naturally varying shades of yellow or ivory. If you drink a lot of tea or coffee or are a smoker, you will also notice that your teeth will be a darker shade. Toothpastes don't "whiten" teeth, but remove surface stain. However, peroxide gels will lighten the natural shade of teeth. Professional treatments can achieve 6-10 shades. Talk to your dentist about whitening. It's easy!

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