Yellow teeth can be caused by a number of different things. In the most basic instances, yellow teeth are caused by a lack of frequent brushing that allows stains to build up on the surfaces of your teeth. Improving oral hygiene habits can often be an easy solution. Surface stains that require more extensive care to remove can be treated with bleaching agents. We typically recommend a whitening teeth treatment right after your dental hygiene visit for the most effective result and also avoid foods and drinks that can stain teeth.
In more severe cases, the yellow discoloration is intrinsic, or coming from inside the tooth. These cases cannot be treated bleach and will need crowns or veneers to change the color permanently, while bonding can provide a more temporary solution.