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The 5 Best Teeth-Whitening Products for Yellow Teeth, According to a Dentist

Yes, you can whiten your teeth and keep them healthy.

The desire for perfectly presentable teeth is one we’re all too familiar with. It’s a fairly rational one at that, particularly in the time of Zoom calls when many of us are staring at our faces for a good portion of the day. Besides that, your teeth are the first thing people see when you open your mouth to speak… or smile. And in world where first impression counts much more than it should, stained teeth stand out. So it makes sense to seek out the best teeth-whitening products to bring out the pearly of your whites. 

Now, before we get to the root of it (heh), it’s very normal to have some yellow tint to your tooth. However, anything more than a slight tint points to underlying causes like “a loss of enamel, stain or a layer of plaque,” all of which “could do damage to the teeth,” says Dr. Chris Kammer, DDS – Founding Father of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. 

It’s fine to want to get that yellow tint a little whiter, even so, but it’s important to note that not all products whiten teeth in a healthy way. The best teeth-whitening products for yellow teeth are non-abrasive and protect the teeth from decay while attacking layers of stain.

You want to look out for oxygenating whitening products, notes Kammer. “They work within the tubules of the teeth to whiten and do not harm the tooth structure with normal use,” he says. Oxygenating whitening products usually contain carbamide and hydrogen peroxide and are “considered safe for home use at concentrations between 3 and 20%.”

He advises staying away from teeth-whitening products that “contain polypropylene or polyethylene plastic micro-beads.” Such products are potentially abrasive, he says, and could “wear away tooth structure with over aggressive use.” 

Spry comes directly recommended by Dr. Kramer. Spry is natural and has non-GMO ingredients that other toothpastes often lack. He notes that the xylitol content helps to disarm the cavity causing bacteria and stimulate saliva and you get better cleaning of the teeth. The cranberry extract, he says, also helps with controlling mouth bacteria and reduces inflammation of the gum tissue.

If you have sensitive teeth or prefer a natural approach to teeth whitening, Cali White’s toothpaste might just be the product for you. Its stain-lifting properties are powered by activated charcoal, organic coconut oil, and baking soda. Such ingredients as tea tree oil and xylitol help remineralize your teeth while the mint flavor works to cure bad breath.

It's rare to come across a teeth whitening product approved for daily use. But Lumineux is. The doctor certified whitening strips' effectiveness is based off a patented formula of coconut, sage and lemon peel oil. It is vegan and non-toxic as well as SLS- and preservative-free.

If you like everything about the Lumineux Strips, you might as well grab yourself a kit and start your daily teeth whitening regimen. The combination of toothpaste, mouthwash, and strips work in conjunction to break down stains and whiten your teeth without harm of sensitivity. This kit contains 14 strips, one whitening mouthwash, one whitening toothpaste and one bamboo toothbrush.

This kit is equivalent to a $500 dentist visit at the fraction of the cost. It uses a carbamide peroxide formula that is enamel-safe, gentle, yet effective. Even better, results can be seen as early on as the first treatment. Includes gel syringes, 1 remineralization gel, and 1 tray.

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