Healthy Whitening: Frequently Asked Questions
Are Teeth Naturally White?
Teeth are not naturally white. They are a pearly shade that, as we age, gradually turns more yellow. You see this first when a baby’s white teeth are replaced by permanent teeth that are, by nature, more yellow in colour. As we get older, the outer layer of enamel on the teeth wears down and exposes the dentin layer of the teeth, which is more yellow.
Can My Dentures Yellow Over Time?
Yes, false teeth can absolutely stain and turn colours over time. This is especially true if you smoke, or drink a lot of tea, coffee or red wine. Avoid this scenario by maintaining stellar oral hygiene even when your teeth are false, and brush and soak your dentures regularly while also following the proper steps to clean your dentures.