Even though the natural color of the enamel is slightly yellowish, people usually prefer bright and white teeth for flawless smiles. There is nothing wrong with that since a slightly yellow color looks somewhat dirty when one smiles. Many people seek cosmetic surgery procedures in order to get a better look.
Most doctors recommend home remedies. The discoloration of your teeth might be because of the food that you eat, coffee, tea or the consumption of tobacco. Other factors that affect the color of your teeth are age (because as you grow older, your teeth develop yellow, brown or grey color), heredity and consumption of certain drugs that do not let any other method of teeth whitening work.
However, if neither of these factors applies in your case, you are indeed eligible for teeth whitening. There are many methods for teeth whitening from which, in-office method or chairside bleaching, is considered the best. This method is way more expensive than at home alternatives.
Where at home alternatives won’t cost you more than $200 – $300, in-office method or cosmetic teeth whitening cost are more than $400 – $500 plus any other medications or solutions that need to be taken. Some places will charge you very less like $150, but some areas will cost you more than $1000 too!
But, everybody believes that if the method is valid, then spending all that money is not such a bad idea. But, depending on your age and heredity, professional teeth whitening techniques may not be for you since your teeth might develop its original color even after the treatment. And besides, cosmetic or professional teeth whitening methods are not the permanent solutions at all. Rather sooner than later, your teeth will turn yellow again.
The best advantages of these professional or cosmetic alternatives are that it gives fast results, the amount of bleaching (which is the prime ingredient of at home alternatives) in these methods is less, and these methods are very safe since performed by professionals. The disadvantages are that it is way too costly and will cause your teeth to turn yellow again.
With that being said, you can now contemplate your options and consult your doctor if you wish to undergo such treatments.