What is the natural color of teeth?

Is the natural color of your teeth white?

By now, you probably know that certain lifestyle choices lead to your teeth staining. Drinking coffee and tea, poor oral hygiene, dark sodas and smoking are the top lifestyle choices that can lead to teeth discoloration.

But, if these are not things you have issues with and are still struggling with yellow teeth, chances are, the issue is a little deeper than that.

Generally, people can have different shades of teeth. The hue is mainly determined by the dentin (the second layer of hard tissue and typically softer than the enamel); enamel is in fact translucent, hence the underlying dentin, which is yellow, reflects so the color seen is usually light yellow.

Discolored dentin could be caused by multiple factors, ie: medications and your genetics. Having a thin enamel layer on your teeth will also cause the dentin layer to show through more clearly.

Even in the same individual, the different types of teeth can have different shades. For instance, the canine has more bulk of dentin and thus appears more yellowish than the others. Even in a single tooth, the color varies. The part of the tooth closer to the gum appears more yellowish than the part close to the edge.

The good news is that there is still a way to whiten your teeth even if your dentin layer is to blame for yellow teeth.

Our whitening process whitens all the way down to the dentin layer, by gently lifting the stains one layer at the time. Allowing your teeth to look brighter and whiter!